September/October 2018 CSSE 11+ Exams - Marking, Clerical Checks and Re-Marks

H. Coley made this Freedom of Information request to Colchester Royal Grammar School

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Dear Colchester Royal Grammar School,

I should be grateful if you would answer the following queries:

1. Of the 518 English exam papers marked at Colchester Royal Grammar School, please can you advise how many were marked by each of the following groups:

Teachers (employed directly by the school)
Teaching support staff (employed directly by the school)
Other support staff (employed directly by the school)
Parents/Guardians/Carers of children at the school
Private tutors
Other (please specify)

2. How many of the English papers above underwent subsequent clerical checks and/or re-marks, after results had already been posted on 15.10.2018? If it is not your policy to undertake clerical checks and/or re-marks, please state this.

3. How many of the English paper raw scores were changed as a result of the clerical checks and/or re-marks that took place, after results had already been posted on 15.10.2018?

4. Of the 518 Maths exam papers marked at Colchester Royal Grammar School, please can you advise how many were marked by each of the following groups:

Teachers (employed directly by the school)
Teaching support staff (employed directly by the school)
Other support staff (employed directly by the school)
Parents/Guardians/Carers of children at the school
Private tutors
Other (please specify)

5. How many of the Maths papers above underwent subsequent clerical checks and/or re-marks, after results had already been posted on 15.10.2018?

6. How many of the Maths paper raw scores were changed as a result of the clerical checks and/or re-marks that took place, after results had already been posted on 15.10.2018?

Thank you in anticipation, and I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

H. Coley

CRGS External Enquiries, Colchester Royal Grammar School

I am out of the office until Tuesday 23rd April 2019. In the meantime this
email account is not being monitored. I will respond to you on my return.

Kind regards

Julie Tompkins
Headmaster’s PA and Office Manager
Colchester Royal Grammar School

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J Tompkins, Colchester Royal Grammar School

Dear Sir/Madam

In response to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I can confirm the following:

1. Of the 518 English exam papers marked at Colchester Royal Grammar School, please can you advise how many were marked by each of the following groups:

Teachers (employed directly by the school) Teaching support staff (employed directly by the school) Other support staff (employed directly by the school) Parents/Guardians/Carers of children at the school Private tutors Other (please specify)

38 were marked by Teachers (employed directly by the school)
32 were marked by Private tutors
The remainder were marked by Other support staff (employed directly by the school)

2. How many of the English papers above underwent subsequent clerical checks and/or re-marks, after results had already been posted on 15.10.2018? If it is not your policy to undertake clerical checks and/or re-marks, please state this.

The numbers of these conducted are not recorded

3. How many of the English paper raw scores were changed as a result of the clerical checks and/or re-marks that took place, after results had already been posted on 15.10.2018?

None

4. Of the 518 Maths exam papers marked at Colchester Royal Grammar School, please can you advise how many were marked by each of the following groups:

Teachers (employed directly by the school) Teaching support staff (employed directly by the school) Other support staff (employed directly by the school) Parents/Guardians/Carers of children at the school Private tutors Other (please specify)

64 were marked by Teachers (employed directly by the school)
35 were marked by Private tutors
The remainder were marked by Other support staff (employed directly by the school)

5. How many of the Maths papers above underwent subsequent clerical checks and/or re-marks, after results had already been posted on 15.10.2018?

The numbers of these conducted are not recorded

6. How many of the Maths paper raw scores were changed as a result of the clerical checks and/or re-marks that took place, after results had already been posted on 15.10.2018?

None

Kind regards

Julie Tompkins

Headmaster’s PA and Office Manager
Colchester Royal Grammar School
01206 509100

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Dear J Tompkins,

Many thanks for responding to my FOI request, and for answering my queries.

Yours sincerely,

H. Coley