The leaders of OCR and Pearson exam boards made a personal apology in front of MPs after many students taking vocational qualifications failed to be given grades on results days in August. More than 10,000 BTEC results and 3,200 Cambridge Technical results were handed out late, delaying students from confirming college and university places and excluding some from the clearing system. Multiple errors were also found in papers. OCR and Pearson said they were conducting investigations “to see what went wrong”. The education select committee also heard that exam boards are investigating a number of cases of malpractice in private schools following concerns that results rocketed in private schools under the teacher assessment system. Jo Saxton, chief regulator for Ofqual said the watchdog takes all allegations of malpractice and cheating extremely seriously and there are “ongoing investigations”.
Source: London Evening StandardCategories: TIOB News