Nearly half (46 per cent) of all penalties related to candidates taking mobile phones or other electronic devices into their exams.
In September, an independent commission launched by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) – which represents UK exam boards – recommended banning all watches in exam halls to stamp out cheating via devices connected to the internet.
Julie Swan, executive director for general qualifications at Ofqual, said in 2018 that many students fall foul of the rules because they “cannot bear to be separated” from their phones.
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