I also marked the papers. Apocryphally, examiners toss papers down those charming staircases in Cambridge and grade them according to their altitude. I wouldn't have minded adopting that method, but gathering up all the scattered papers sounded onerous. I went through (without reading them, since that would have been judgemental and unfair on those who were lazy and under brained) mechanically going up and down the grades from third to first to third. It was a time when I was praying to be fired, but no one contested my marking.