Markers unable to use exam board AQA’s online system as GCSE deadlines loom

The Tes reports that teachers missed out on two evenings of marking this week because of problems with online marking system.
Examiners, of which the majority are teachers, took to social media to complain about the online marking system, which is believed to have been down since Monday.  
 
English, maths and science teachers have all turned to Twitter to try and get answers, and some have called on AQA to extend their marking deadlines in the light of the issues.
 
English, maths and science teachers have all turned to Twitter. 
Can’t get on. That’s two evenings of marking I’ve lost! I hope we get a deadline extension! 
@aqa any idea when emarker server issue will be sorted? Missed a full day of marking

An AQA spokesperson said: “One of our marking systems is running slower than we’d like and we’re sorry for the inconvenience this has caused some of our examiners.

“Our team is working on this as a priority and we will let everyone know once it’s back to normal.” 

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