How has the experience you have gained as a marker benefited you?

It has proved enormously beneficial not just to myself but also to the rest of the department.  I have been able to give advice and talk specifically about the specification and the mark scheme.

My head of department still continues to encourage everyone within the department to do as much exam marking as possible so we cover between us a range of GCSE and A-level specifications.  We are able to share our expertise and effectively have "in house" training.  I think as a School that is the most important thing for us.  It shows in our results, the papers that we are most familiar with, we do get better results in.