Great video! I have a question though. In the long question particularly, sometimes they don't mention the amount of point you should make to satisfy the marking scheme. How would you know you provided enough amount of point to get the full marks in the question?
The general rule of thumb was divide the marks by 5 e.g. 20 marker should be 4 points, but lately some 20 markers have been 3 points, so if you had have given 4 points you'd be good anyway.
Ultimately you don't know how many you have to give - the divide by 5 rule should get you pretty close for all questions except wherre there is a finite list or steps that you get asked for e.g. Illustrate the steps invovled in developing a new product - you shoud give all 7 here unless they tell you otherwise in the question as these are steps that have to appear in an order.
The examiner doesn't fully decide how many marks will be needed until they review the first batch of papers and then they can change the marking scheme to look for more or less points based on the standard of answers given.
I'd be guided by the ABQ rather than the marks allocated - it seems that if there are 4 really clear links, the marking scheme will look for 3 - but theres no set rule.
For something like management activities you'd obviously have to give all 3 as there are only 3.
For something like enterprise skills/chars, as there are a lot of them, if the text has a lot of examples in it, i'd veer towards giving 4 or 5 rather than 3.
If you don't overwrite, you'll be able to give more if in doubt. The key to scoring well is to not overwrite as it gives you options to give extra points and frees time for later in the exam.
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