My exam questions came back from the internal panel this morning, and go off to the external examiner at the end of the day. Today I learned that the internal assessment process for exam papers doesn’t actually work that well. The panel had picked me up on a minor ambiguity in a question. Ironically, this was a question that I had largely lifted from a previous paper and then changed extensively. The text they didn’t like was about the only bit that I hadn’t rewritten.
However, they missed the fact that the example program fragment in the same question was now complete bollocks (this is a technical term) due to my muddle-brained retyping. Ironically, this was the only bit of the original question that I hadn’t intended to change at all.
In summary, I’d just like to say that our exam secretaries are bloody marvellous.