A-level maths cheats disqualified

TES is reporting that Pearson tells schools that one person was responsible for the leak of the Edexcel C4 A-level maths exam taken in June

Five A-level students have been disqualified following an exam board’s investigation into the leak of a maths paper this summer.

The probe was launched after some students had access to Edexcel’s A-level maths C4 paper before it was taken on Friday 22 June.

It was alleged that images of questions from the exam were being sold in the early hours of the day via “two closed social media applications”.

Today, Pearson, which owns Edexcel, told schools and colleges that it had identified the source of the leak.

In a letter, its vice-president, Derek Richardson, says: “We have identified one individual as the source of the breach, who has been debarred from any involvement with Pearson examinations for life.”

A spokesperson for the company said the person was not a Pearson staff member.

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