GCSE papers ‘to be marked in schools’ to improve grading

Telegraph, 04/01/2014: Exam marking is to be overhauled under reforms designed to eradicate the “systematic acceptance of errors” in GCSEs and A-levels, it has emerged. For the first time, teachers are to be given designated time out of the classroom to mark thousands of test papers. One of Britain’s biggest exam boards – OCR – will launch a trial programme in an attempt to stop test scripts being marked by “exhausted” teachers at night after a full working day.

Martin Collier, head of St. John's School, Leatherhead is quoted.

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