Review of Marking

Please note OFQUAL have recently introduced some changes to review of marking.

‘There is often no single, correct mark for a question. In long, extended or essay-type questions it is possible for two examiners to give different but appropriate marks to the same answer. There is nothing wrong or unusual about that. Original marks that are appropriate for an individual answer will stand – they will not be changed.’

This means under the revised rules, marks will only be changed if there is a marking error. A clear right or wrong which has been marked incorrectly. If the marking requires academic judgement, which is usually the case with essay type responses the mark will only be changed if the original mark is deemed to have been unreasonable.

As yet OFQUAL have not defined ‘unreasonable’ but it’s likely to be based on a percentage of available marks.