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FURY AT FALSE MARKING BY EXAM BOARD

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Head teachers have reacted angrily at the revelation that an exam board had artificially upgraded the A-level grad...
Head teachers have reacted angrily at the revelation that an exam board had artificially upgraded the A-level grades given to independent school pupils, the Daily Telegraph reports (p9).

They believe that the rigging of the results, by the Oxford and Cambridge Schools Examinations Board, gave these pupils an unfair advantage in the competition for university places.

The government's curriculum advisers revealed that the board, predominantly used by the independent sector, had upgraded marks to bring them in line with what schools had predicted their pupils would achieve. One pupil's mark was increased from 23 per cent to 66 per cent.
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