Postgrad Marks

first_imgOxford postgraduates will soon find themselves scouted by exam boards to mark A-level and GCSE scripts matter of months after sitting their own finals, and just a few years after taking their own A-level exams. Last year’s pilot scheme, which saw Edexcel employ 16 postgraduates as examiners, was so successful that the Education Secretary, Charles Clarke, has approved the wider use of postgraduates this summer. Professional examiners have expressed disappointment at the widespread use of postgraduate students, with no experience of either teaching or marking. Edexcel’s response was “We will use experienced examiners first,” although the board told Cherwell it expected employ around 110 postgraduates this year. The other exam boards are yet to confirm whether they will be using postgraduates this summer, although it seems likely that most will be forced to use them in the future. The Joint Council for General Qualifications, which represents exam boards in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, said that the postgraduates performed “above standard.” Spokesman George Turnbull said, “The important thing is that people are appropriately qualified and able to keep to a mark scheme and mark on time to an appropriate standard.” The task of achieving this balance ought to be a familiar one to most Oxford students, but no Oxford postgraduate has so far applied for job as marker. Yet the exam boards are facing more scripts this year than ever before, so those wishing to earn some quick cash after leaving university are likely to find them extremely receptive.ARCHIVE: 4th week TT 2003last_img read more

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Sprawling family home strolling distance from the ocean

first_imgThe round room was a favourite spot for Ms Taylor’s family to gather. Picture: supplied.One of the four other bedrooms is next to the master, while the other three are at the opposite end of the home, near the family bathroom and study. The home also has a large laundry, double garage and a third bathroom that can be easily accessed from the pool area. The property includes a six-car garage with its own driveway, a car hoist and three phase power. The home is on the market through Tracie Jennings of Century 21 Premia Properties. The open-plan living, dining and kitchen area flowing out to the poolside patio. Picture: supplied.Sitting on a 1,117sq m block, the home has an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area flowing out to the poolside patio. The kitchen has Caesarstone benchtops and a gas stove. Ms Taylor said this space was where her family spent most of their time. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“Some of my best memories are of my husband cooking up a curry or we’d do pasta and he’d call everyone to come around. We could always accommodate so many people and everyone like coming here,” she said. The covered entertaining area overlooks the swimming pool. Picture: supplied.There is also a separate living area with rounded walls and curved floor to ceiling windows.“We called the living area the round room,” Ms Taylor said.“That’s where we’d have Christmas morning and where we would go when we had something important to talk about as a family.”The spacious master suite includes a walk-in wardrobe, patio access and an ensuite with double basins and spa bath. center_img The home at 9 Doyle Court, Sandstone Point.THIS coastal home was lovingly built to be the ultimate family haven. Owner Leesa Taylor said 9 Doyle Ct, Sandstone Point was designed to include a big workshop, an entertainer’s kitchen, open-plan spaces and a resort-style pool area, all in a quiet cul-de-sac near the waterfront. “It’s such a beautiful home and it is definitely a family home,” Ms Taylor said. “It has everything we wanted and the rooms are all really big.” last_img read more

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GOtv Boxing Night Mini: Boxers Talk Tough

first_imgBoxers billed to fight at the maiden edition of GOtv Boxing Night Mini have been speaking of their preparations ahead of the event billed to hold on Saturday at the Rowe Park Sports Complex, Yaba, Lagos. Typically, the boxers’ comments have been marked by boasts about their abilities and how such would swing things in their way.Some of the boxers scheduled to be in action are Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, reigning West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight champion; Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, West African Boxing Union (WABU) welterweight champion, Waheed “Showmax” Shogbamu, Ola Adebakin and Cynthia “Omo Bobby” Ogunsemilore.Oladosu, who is billed to take on Adebakin in a national lightweight challenge, declared himself ready, willing and able to see off his opponent without fuss. “ I am unstoppable. Tell Adebakin that he will see hell. I don’t even need to exert myself. I’m sufficiently prepared and he’d feel the full force of my preparation,” he said.The lesser known Adebakin, however, responded that while he is an underdog, he will show Oladosu that underdogs can bite and dangerously, too. He bragged that he will inflict on the WABU champion his first defeat as a professional.“Real One might be better known, but that will count for nothing when we step into the ring. He isn’t familiar with me, but did know him well, including his weaknesses. I’m ready to exploit this and put him where he belongs: on the canvas,” he bragged.WABU welterweight champion, Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, is also in war mood, issuing a strong warning to his opponent, Dennis “The Range” Mba. He said he has seen media reports quoting Mba as threatening him with defeat, something for which he would make him pay. “I’ve seen him boast in media reports, but he’ll be sorry at the end of the fight. He’d be treated like every other opponent who’s been foolish enough to face me,” he raved.Waheed “Showmax” Shogbamu and Semiu “Jagaban” Olopade have similarly swapped boasts, with the former vowing to leave his opponent in tears and blood.Also, Ogunsemilore, who is billed to take on take on Omowunmi “Mummy’s Pet” Akinsanya in a national super featherweight challenge, said she expects to win the bout and improve her fight record.“I am well prepared for this fight and I am primed to ensure Akinsanya continues to remain a “Mummy’s Pet” in the ring. I really need the win in order to show that my nascent boxing career is really progressing,” she said.Also on the bout card is a national cruiserweight challenge between Kabiru “KB Godson” Towolawi and Tunji “Germani” Olajide.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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