Yes you will receive guidance. This will take many forms.
a. Instructions to Examiners Booklet. This contains general instructions such as preparation for the Standardising (marking) Meeting; return of mark sheets; instructions regarding the marking of scripts.
b. Detailed written mark scheme
c. Application of provisional mark scheme to an advance allocation of 20 examination scripts. This gives you an opportunity to highlight any difficulties that may arise in preparation for the Standardising Meeting. You will then be invited to raise such issues with the Principal Examiner at the Standardising Meeting.
d. Attendance at one meeting, the Standardising Meeting, when photocopied scripts will be worked through and the mark scheme may be amended. You will be engaged in marking a selected number of photocopied scripts during this meeting. The Supervising Examiner will give you feedback on this exercise.
e. Scrutiny of first sample. Within two days after the Standardising Meeting you are asked to forward 15 marked scripts to your Supervising Examiner: A sample of these will then be remarked by your Supervising Examiner and feedback given to you in writing.
f. Scrutiny of a second sample, of 25 scripts half way through your marking.
g. Mentoring by your Supervising Examiner. You may contact your Supervising Examiner by telephone throughout the marking process.