Students could try to submit plagiarised work to improve grades this year, exam boards warn

Students could try to improve grades this year by submitting work that is not their own, exam boards have warned.

Teacher judgements will be awarded this year after exams were cancelled for the second year in a row due to disruption from the coronavirus pandemic.

Under plans, teachers will have wide flexibility in how they form their marks, including using questions set by the exam board, work done in class, and homework.

New guidance for schools on determining GCSE and A-level grades this year has warned it is “possible” some pupils “may attempt to influence their teachers’ judgements about their grades”.

“Students might attempt to gain an unfair advantage during the centre’s process by, for example, submitting fabricated evidence or plagiarised work,” the latest guidance from the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) said.


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