Two arrested over Maths A-level leak

Police investigating the Maths A-level leak have arrested two people, the company which owns the exam board Edexcel has said. The Telegraph reports.

Pearson announced that they have been informed by police that both individuals have been detained for questioning, following what they called a “serious breach of security”.

Earlier this month, the Met Police were called in after an Edexcel A-level Maths paper surfaced online ahead of the exam. 

Pictures of two questions were posted from a Twitter account – which has since been deleted – the day before the exam, with the details scribbled out. An accompanying message invited students to get in touch via a direct message “if you want tomorrow’s A-level maths, stats and mechanics paper 3 exam”.

Others claimed that the entire paper had been leaked and was circulating in group message conversations on the morning of the exam.

Sharon Hague, a senior vice president at Pearson, said: “The actions we have taken to strengthen our security processes have enabled us, in conjunction with the police, to quickly identify those who we believe were involved in the breach and to take swift and immediate action.

“We are systematically working through all leads and, as we continue to investigate the suspects, this will enable us to further hone in on anyone that has gained an advantage, and take action accordingly. Our key priority is ensuring no students are disadvantaged in any way.”

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