Official Statistics

Malpractice for GCSE and A Level: summer 2013

This release presents statistics for malpractice in exams for the summer 2013 exam series in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Documents

Malpractice for GCSE and A Level: Summer 2013 Exam Series

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Malpractice for GCSE and A Level: Summer 2013 Exam Series: data tables

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Details

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)