This release presents statistics for malpractice in exams for the summer 2013 exam series in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The key findings for this release are that:
- the number of penalties issued to candidates has remained consistent with last year (2,590 penalties issued in the summer 2013 exam series compared with 2,550 in summer 2012)
- the number of penalties issued to candidates for possessing a mobile phone, or other electronic device, has fallen for the fourth year in a row, to 814, down 16% on last year
- there were 97 penalties issued to school and college staff in the summer 2013 exam series (62% increase on last year but 4% decrease compared with 2011
- there were 135 penalties issued to schools and colleges in the summer 2013 exam series (4% increase on 2012 with 95% of these penalties as written warnings)