Actually I am not sure if this is an advantage or not, but it shows that some teachers/schools are prepared to give away more than others. It is the lack of consistent policies which annoys me, almost as much as the inherent stupidity as some of those policies.
I agree with this. I feel that there is definitely not a 'level playing field' with regard to how Controlled Assessments are carried out and this could either advantage or disadvantage a student.
Maybe it was wishful thinking that I thought these were being scrapped. I can only hope that, when my son sits his exams, teachers will have a much better idea of what should and shouldn't be done.