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Public school exam ‘cheating’ scandal deepens

The ‘cheating’ scandal which rocked a number of high-profile schools has deepened following new revelations.

Eton College faces further controversy following reports of a second set of exam questions being leaked to students, meaning sixth formers’ marks were again disallowed.

Meanwhile Radley College becomes the fourth school – following Winchester, Charterhouse and Eton – to be caught up in the scandal after a teacher was alleged to have altered his students work.

It comes after Mo Tanweer, deputy head teacher at Eton College, quit after an exam board ruled he had breached security when he shared questions with colleagues before the A-level equivalent tests.

Eton College faces further controversy following reports of a second set of exam questions being leaked to students

Mo Tanweer, deputy head teacher at Eton College, quit after an exam board ruled he had breached security

It comes after Mo Tanweer (right), deputy head teacher at Eton College, quit after an exam board ruled he had breached security. Pictured left: Eton College Headmaster Simon Henderson

Radley College became the fourth school - following Winchester, Charterhouse and Eton - to be caught up in the scandal

Radley College became the fourth school – following Winchester, Charterhouse and Eton – to be caught up in the scandal

He sent exam ‘practice questions’ to three colleagues as part of a revision programme, and some pupils have received these ‘inadvertently’ according to a letter sent to the boys.

The Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) board, constituted this a breach of exam security, and had voided the marks for one of the Pre-U papers, sat by candidates hoping to gain a place at top universities, as an equivalent to A levels.   

Then two more schools – Winchester and Charterhouse – were dragged into the mud amid allegations that students were leaked information about exam questions.

Winchester College suspended head of art history Laurence Wolff after it was alleged that he gave students tips on what would feature in two exam papers. 

Charterhouse School in Surrey has also been investigated by the exam board after it reported concerns that students were given advance warning about questions on the papers. 

Now the Guardian has reported that Eton students studying art history had their results quashed following reports they knew what was going to be on the exam.

Charterhouse School in Surrey has also been investigated by the exam board after it reported concerns that students were given advance warning about questions

Charterhouse School in Surrey has also been investigated by the exam board after it reported concerns that students were given advance warning about questions

Winchester College suspended head of art history Laurence Wolff after it was alleged that he gave students tips on what would feature in two exam papers

Winchester College suspended head of art history Laurence Wolff after it was alleged that he gave students tips on what would feature in two exam papers

And Radley College is now found to have committed ‘technical’ breaches in its GCSE art course, the Telegraph reports.

The school’s head of art, who has not been named, is reported to have amended his students assessed work, as well as given them advice mid-exam.

The school has since increased the number of invigilators ‘voluntarily’ but the teacher remains head of the department, according to the paper.

A whistleblower is reported to have said the teacher’s approach to the exam was ‘a very relaxed affair’ and the boys were not supervised at all times.

Warden of Radley John Moule told the paper: ‘One minor breach was found to have taken place in the 2014 exam process – not in the exam itself – but the advantage to candidates was described by the board as negligible.

‘The board’s advice was followed and departmental practice has been adjusted accordingly. ‘

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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