OCR oversaw 163,000 A-level entries this year – more than a fifth of the total of 737,000 made in England in 2019. But the awarding body offered A-level ‘assessor’ roles to a reporter in two subjects in which she had no qualifications. The Daily Mail reports.
The reporter applied online for two marking roles in history and Latin using fabricated CVs.
For the history marking application, the reporter constructed a CV detailing a history degree from the University of Bristol. It contained one spelling and one grammatical error.
The reporter was subsequently approved to mark the A-level history module Russia 1894-1941. After applying online to OCR, both fake applicants received emails which said: ‘We are pleased to inform you that your application for the above has been successful. This approval means that you have met our selection criteria for this assessment activity.’
By contrast, when the reporter applied to another exam board, AQA, she was turned down when she failed to provide proof of the alleged qualifications.
Read the full article including expenses and pension scheme offers One of Britain’s largest exam boards failed to vet applicants to mark exam papers and even approved a Daily Mail reporter with a fake CV and bogus qualifications
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