This section contains two possibilities for applying marks in a conventional sense (i.e you can add the numbers) to QSA syllabuses.
In many regards using marks in the conventional sense is incompatible with the present science syllabuses because, right from their conception, it was planned that marks could not be used. Thus we are applying a “band-aid” solution for the student cohort starting in 2014 while awaiting more fundamental changes in subsequent years. For this reason unfortunate compromises have been inevitable in designing his guide. This would not have been the case if the original syllabuses were not fundamentally flawed in the first place. Its a bit like making a silk purse from a sows ear. This should perhaps be borne in mind while applying the ideas of the guide.