Official Statistics

Malpractice in GCSE and A Level: Summer 2014 exam Series

Information on the number of incidents of malpractice in the GCSE and A level in summer 2014 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Malpractice for GCSE and A Level - Summer 2014 Exam Series

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Data Tables

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Detail

Main findings

  • There were 2,550 penalties issued to candidates in the summer 2014 exam series, a 1.5% decrease from last year (2,590 penalties)
  • Penalties for candidate malpractice remained extremely rare across all five exam boards with 2,550 penalties issued representing 0.012% of the total number of entries
  • The number of penalties issued to candidates for possessing a mobile phone or other electronic device is up slightly on last year, from 810 to 850
  • There were 119 penalties issued to school and college staff in 2014, up from 100 penalties last year
  • There were 217 penalties issued to schools and colleges, up from 140 last year

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