Negative marking

Discussion in 'CP3' started by Sponge, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. Sponge

    Sponge Very Active Member

    does the subject have negative marking? If so, is this left specifically to be used in a paragraph/sentence it affects or can this influence the overall/total message in the exam; is there an allowance for a certain number of jargon terms before being pernalised?
  2. Ian Senator

    Ian Senator ActEd Tutor Staff Member

    Hi Sponge

    I'm not entirely sure what you mean by 'negative marking'. But, for example, if you use jargon then you will lose marks across numerous parts of the marking schedule and not only in the 'jargon' section - for example, the overall message will be unclear, the recipient won't be satisfied with the answer, etc. Any jargon will lose you marks, but as the pass mark is around 60%, you could still pass even if your answer isn't totally jargon-free.

    Hope that helps

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