Today I started marking exam papers for the very first time. Oh my sainted aunt. There has to be something that disconnects the brain from reality when confronted with an exam paper. If only they used common sense. And just THOUGHT!!! Sigh. The powers that be decided that I didn't know the kids well enough to say who should do higher tier and who should not, and altered my lists. I was right. They were wrong. In a very evident way. But I am really proud of them all, because they know a great deal more than I thought they did.
One question required an answer and a reason for the answer, and the wonderful (wrong) reason was "because my teacher told me it was done this way". Yes. Well. Hmmmmm. Not that I recall. Nice try, though!