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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:29 am 
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does any one know which paper is first Maths or English?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:20 pm 
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I cannot say for all schools, but I know that many like to put the English first so that the markers can crack on with the huge amount of marking. Maths is easier to deal with in this regard.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:28 pm 
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Kingfisher wrote:
I cannot say for all schools, but I know that many like to put the English first so that the markers can crack on with the huge amount of marking. Maths is easier to deal with in this regard.



Yes I had noticed in 4/4 exams it was English first but hadn't aligned that to the reason you state!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:00 pm 
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Would one hour make so much difference? After-all, how long would be maths parer?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:45 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:12 pm 
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Maths paper is 1 hour 15 mins. When you add the break time to it and imagine the entire English dept standing by ready to mark, it's quite a lot of man hours.....


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:09 am 
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That would be assuming that marking would start within minutes after the tests end. But you could be quite right, fairyelephant.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:48 pm 
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One hour can make a huge difference for the English if the school has to mark 400 plus papers between (say) 10 members of staff. Think about it - half would have to mark comprehension and the rest the writing task. For Maths, I assume only one team is needed.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:05 pm 
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The North London Consortium is a continue the story writing task which means the same marker would need to mark the comprehension and the writing task. DG


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