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marks taken off for exam allouences

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:46 pm
by kitty123
normaly people get up to an extra 6 marks for spelling punctuation and grammar in exams for people with things such as the use of scribes and laptops don't get these extra mark

Re: marks taken off for exam allouences

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:42 pm
by Steph
I don't think they should as those concessions are there to give students with learning or medical needs a level playing field, so to speak, so taking marks off is completely going against that. I had transcripts done of all my exam papers up to and including A Level and I genuinely believe that this is what helped me to gain decent grades in my exams. Without this, my handwriting was illegible and I would have got Us all round simply because it couldn't be read. It should also be remembered that these concessions don't give an unfair advantage or allow us to give better answers and thus get better grades-they just remove the barriers to us showing what we know.

Re: marks taken off for exam allouences

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:13 pm
by Dan D Lyons
No, definitely not! Like steph said, the concessions are there to level the playing field and taking marks off would go against that.

Re: marks taken off for exam allouences

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:10 pm
by Remus
I agree with Steph and Daniel, those things are put in place to make things fairer, not so marks can be deducted. If that was the case, there would little point to those allowances in the first place.

Re: marks taken off for exam allouences

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:00 am
by wadey
I agree with the others, to have readers, laptop, scribes to give those who struggle with reading/writing a fair chance. Back in primary school i had a scribe and when i went to college i had a reader.

Re: marks taken off for exam allouences

PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:02 pm
by Priyaluvv8
taking marks off because you have special needs is wrong 100%

Re: marks taken off for exam allouences

PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:09 am
by nathanw-j
i think it is wrong

Re: marks taken off for exam allouences

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:51 am
by Rodge1991
So much for equal opportunities. The education system needs to change. Everything is wrong. Schools say they do stuff when it's all lies to make them look good. Behind the fog and mystery is us lost in the middle not getting the support.

Re: marks taken off for exam allouences

PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:04 am
by SonicRocks369
Priyaluvv8 wrote:taking marks off because you have special needs is wrong 100%

Awesomely agreed 9001%. And plus if is done because the condishion you have, isn't that discrimation? :|

Re: marks taken off for exam allouences

PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:48 am
by Rodge1991
Awesomely agreed 9001%. And plus if is done because the condishion you have, isn't that discrimation? :|

IT'S OVER 9000! (sorry couldn't resist)

Anyway, as far as we can be concerned there is discrimination; especially against the 'Hidden Handicaps' it seems for people it is easily to shut ones' eyes than one them and observe. that's what makes us better; because we know given the opportunity we could sort it out.

Re: marks taken off for exam allouences

PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:38 pm
by SonicRocks369
Rodge1991 wrote:
Awesomely agreed 9001%. And plus if is done because the condishion you have, isn't that discrimation? :|

IT'S OVER 9000! (sorry couldn't resist)

Anyway, as far as we can be concerned there is discrimination; especially against the 'Hidden Handicaps' it seems for people it is easily to shut ones' eyes than one them and observe. that's what makes us better; because we know given the opportunity we could sort it out.

O.K., Well, they should fix that, because that's just plain nasty,judgemental and rude. :x

Re: marks taken off for exam allouences

PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:31 am
by Rodge1991
O.K., Well, they should fix that, because that's just plain nasty,judgemental and rude.


I totally agree; but when did they listen anyway? They don't want to fix it because their life is easy and they won't change it unless forced to.

Re: marks taken off for exam allouences

PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:40 pm
by SonicRocks369
Wheres the Childrens Rights when you need them??
Because something should be done to put things right! :idea: