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- June 22, 2020 at 12:02 pm
I recently solved some past paper questions and realised that for most of the answers we have one mark per point. But what does exactly qualify as a point? Because the model answer also sometimes falls short of points to score full marksJune 23, 2020 at 8:34 am
Always tricky. I think that the published marking schemes are rather broad brush and I don’t really believe one mark per point is really used even if the marking scheme says it is. I tend to think its more like 1.5 marks ‘per point’, 0.5 for the bare point and 1 for a decent explanation as to why its important or its effect. So saying:
“The economy shows signs of recession” (0.5 marks – really you are probably just repeating what was said in the question)
“The economy shows sign of recession and this will affect consumer spending and therefore likely sales income” (1 mark as you have explained more).
“The economy shows sign of recession and this will adversely affect consumer spending and therefore likely sales income. This is particularly so in this business where consumer spending is discretionary” (1.5 marks as you have really addressed the issue, and its specific effect on the business. Aim for two sentences per point)June 23, 2020 at 2:59 pm
Thank you so much Ken! Very well explained.June 23, 2020 at 6:04 pm
Glad you found it useful.
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