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EXAM CHIEFS TRADE TIPS FOR CASH

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Chief examiners are making thousands of pounds advising pupils how to pass the tests they set and writing textbooks...
Chief examiners are making thousands of pounds advising pupils how to pass the tests they set and writing textbooks for their own courses, according to The Observer (p11).

One Whitehall source described the growth of the industry around A-level revision conferences as 'reprehensible'. Schools are charged more than£200 a student for residential courses where examiners give inside tips on exam techniques. The Society of Authors has also complained to the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, which

regulates the exam boards, about chief examiners who make money from 'authorised' textbooks of the courses they examine.

Examiners who tutor at revision conferences are not allowed to give information about the contents of papers, but they are sometimes known to give strong hints. Teachers have been unwilling to make formal complaints because they are worried their students will be

disqualified from the exams.
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