If a student has learning disabilities and cannot write well enough to complete their exam papers, they can apply to JCQ to have a scribe who is supposed to write out answers to exam questions as dictated to by the pupil. The Telegraph reports.
But it has been claimed that children were cheating by having their tutors fill out the question for them, with the pupil merely reading aloud the answers that their “scribe” has already written out.
Lucy Powell, a Labour MP who sits on the Commons Education Select Committee, previously called for a review of the regulations “around using private tutors as scribes to ensure already advantaged pupils do not game the system”.
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