Did you just hear that on the news?

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Found 22nd May 2008
GCSE music exam students, who recently done there exam had the answers on the back of the paper due to a printing error!?!?!?

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Stupid in it! How did they not know!!

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KELLY 'N' STEVE;2156741

Stupid in it! How did they not know!!



I know,

What's the bet a few of the students still didn't manage to get 100%? Lol!

Not all the answers were there, only a small percentage of the possible grade.

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Liddle ol' me;2156794

Not all the answers were there, only a small percentage of the possible … Not all the answers were there, only a small percentage of the possible grade.



Yeh but still, it only takes 1 mark to get from a D to a C :thumbsup:

Apparently only a few of the students saw the error.
When I used to do exams they would put the paper face down on the table so that we couldn't read the first questions through the cover or something.

So do they get the grade from that paper or do they have to resit?

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Mum2Connor&Cerys;2156808

So do they get the grade from that paper or do they have to resit?



no they keep that grade, but other students who didnt see the answers complained that they didnt see them so its not fair!

music to their ears ....

dean3988;2156824

no they keep that grade, but other students who didnt see the answers … no they keep that grade, but other students who didnt see the answers complained that they didnt see them so its not fair!



yeh,but if they had to resit there been fuss,can't win either way.

It's only worth 5% of the total marks.

Obviously it can make a difference in a grade, but music won't affect anything in your lives. (Apart from hearing)

i wish there are some awnsers on mine. im sitting a science ISA tomorow, and you cant revise as its all on how science works

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I'm sitting a chemistry exam tommorow! i hate chemistry

strike;2157000

i wish there are some awnsers on mine. im sitting a science ISA tomorow, … i wish there are some awnsers on mine. im sitting a science ISA tomorow, and you cant revise as its all on how science works



ISA's are so easy.

must have been easy for em to 'name that tune' with all the notes printed though

To be quite honest, if it was a printing error on ALL Maths papers then its fair.

But as only a small percentage of students had the answers, I think they should redo the exam with new questions they have to make it fair!!

t0mm;2156954

music won't affect anything in your lives. (Apart from hearing)



and you don't listen to the radio, do you? do you recognise TV shows when the opening theme plays? (think Coronation Street, Eastenders etc etc). every go to a gig/concert?

Liddle ol' me;2156794

Not all the answers were there, only a small percentage of the possible … Not all the answers were there, only a small percentage of the possible grade.



t0mm;2156954

It's only worth 5% of the total marks.



In the newspaper it said that they are saying it was only 5% of the answers, but (also in the same newspaper article) a teacher said that it gave you the answer to 30 out of 100 questions - 30%

qazim;2157103

To be quite honest, if it was a printing error on ALL Maths papers then … To be quite honest, if it was a printing error on ALL Maths papers then its fair.But as only a small percentage of students had the answers, I think they should redo the exam with new questions they have to make it fair!!



It was music not maths

It was on all of the papers, but the complaint is that not everyone noticed, so those that did had an advantage.

IMO they should redo the paper, because there is no way of knowing who did or didnt use that information, and if it was 30% of the answers then that is a huge unfair advantage.

Well, they do say to read the whole paper through before you start! :roll: Obviously, some didn't! :lol:

Just remove those questions from the paper and mark the rest, simple!

kelly_o_fanatic;2160894

In the newspaper it said that they are saying it was only 5% of the … In the newspaper it said that they are saying it was only 5% of the answers, but (also in the same newspaper article) a teacher said that it gave you the answer to 30 out of 100 questions - 30%.



not always Julia some questions may be worth more marks than others its the only thing I can think of.

emasu;2157066

ISA's are so easy.




but so so boring.

TWIGGY4LIFE 666;2163887

but so so boring.



True! They're very repetitive.

I no longer have to do them though.. with today being my last day of year 11 and end of compulsory education. Just the exams now.

emasu;2163996

True! They're very repetitive.I no longer have to do them though.. with … True! They're very repetitive.I no longer have to do them though.. with today being my last day of year 11 and end of compulsory education. Just the exams now.



cool lucky you, i still have another year.

This has been massively played up by the media.

All that happened was that the copyright notice (in about size 6 font on the back of the paper) names the sources which have allowed materials to be included in the paper. This happened to include the names of some composers which happened to be answers to some questions in the paper itself.

Who would sit in an exam and read a copyright notice printed on the back of the paper? If someone is geeky enough to do that then they deserve any marks they could have screwed out of it, tbh.

emasu;2163996

True! They're very repetitive.I no longer have to do them though.. with … True! They're very repetitive.I no longer have to do them though.. with today being my last day of year 11 and end of compulsory education. Just the exams now.



Are you not doing anything after this?

duckmagicuk2;2164339

Are you not doing anything after this?



Sixth form.

emasu;2164346

Sixth form.



what you gonna do there?

RickyBobby;2160931

Just remove those questions from the paper and mark the rest, simple!



Quite! :thumbsup:

I guess its true thats its becoming easier and easier each year lol.

duckmagicuk2;2164338

This has been massively played up by the media.All that happened was that … This has been massively played up by the media.All that happened was that the copyright notice (in about size 6 font on the back of the paper) names the sources which have allowed materials to be included in the paper. This happened to include the names of some composers which happened to be answers to some questions in the paper itself.Who would sit in an exam and read a copyright notice printed on the back of the paper? If someone is geeky enough to do that then they deserve any marks they could have screwed out of it, tbh.



Did anyone read this? Lol.

jennybubbles;2162144

not always Julia some questions may be worth more marks than others its … not always Julia some questions may be worth more marks than others its the only thing I can think of.



Good point, hadnt thought of that :thumbsup:

RickyBobby;2160931

Just remove those questions from the paper and mark the rest, simple!



Good idea, seems the fairest option

duckmagicuk2;2164338

This has been massively played up by the media.All that happened was that … This has been massively played up by the media.All that happened was that the copyright notice (in about size 6 font on the back of the paper) names the sources which have allowed materials to be included in the paper. This happened to include the names of some composers which happened to be answers to some questions in the paper itself.Who would sit in an exam and read a copyright notice printed on the back of the paper? If someone is geeky enough to do that then they deserve any marks they could have screwed out of it, tbh.



The exam paper is put face down until the time starts, so sometimes boredom kicks in, and it saves counting the bricks in the wall ahead. If you glanced down and noticed a composers name, would you not read the rest (more likely than actually reading it in the first place)

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