We thank Ofqual for noting that the school does not agree with all aspects of the reports. Ofqual said the reports had not been agreed by the school, where there was no one immediately available to comment.
These related to the strengthening of the role of the Examinations Officer, the conduct of examinations in line with JCQ rules and the correct delivery and assessment of internally assessed units.
He said in a statement: The school was described as "brilliant" by Cameron in Maybut allegations about practices there were made by whistleblowers in July that year. There can be no doubt that in this respect the school has been fully exonerated.
This practice does constitute malpractice. Candidates were then given another opportunity to complete it. It was also confident that invigilation was in line with regulations. OCR said that with regard to the production of coursework, candidates confirmed that the practice was for a first draft to be written and marked by the teachers.
It was determined that "unauthorised emergency scribes" had been used, "even in cases where the candidate had been capable of writing", and no details of the scribes used were kept. OCR said that as a result of adjudged instances of maladministration and malpractice found in the administration of GCSE Science coursework at Kingsdale Foundation School in Southwark, south London, it lost confidence in the validity and reliability of the marks submitted by the school.
Another board, WJEC, said the handwriting of three candidates varied across scripts in different subjects.
OCR said the investigating team did not find any evidence to support allegations relating to exams being taken at the wrong time or in the wrong place. It was also deemed necessary to place a JCQ inspector full time in the school during all exam periods, but no further problems were uncovered.
The report was released by qualifications regulator Ofqual as it believed it was in the public interest to do so. There was also no evidence that science teachers were providing candidates with additional support during their examinations.[JCQ General regulations for approved centres Chapter 5] coursework or non-examination assessment, is materially affected by adverse circumstances beyond their control.
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