An A-level paper due to be sat by thousands of students this Thursday is to be replaced amid concerns over cheating, the exam board Edexcel has said. FE Week reports
An investigation by Pearson, Edexcel’s parent company, has found that a packet containing copies of its further maths A-level paper was opened at a “centre”. Around 7,000 learners were due to sit the paper this week.
The investigation revealed that “a packet containing the further maths paper…had been opened by an individual at the centre”. Police are now investigating.
The exam board said that although there was “no current evidence” to suggest that the further maths paper “or any of its questions” have been shared, it is “taking the necessary precautionary steps to safeguard the exam for the students sitting it”.
“We are making arrangements to deliver the papers to all centres shortly before the exam, apart from the centre that is the focus of our investigation, where we are making separate arrangements to ensure these students can complete their exams.”
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