Number of incidents of malpractice for GCSE, AS and A level in the summer exam series.

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Malpractice in GCSE, AS and A level: summer 2019 exam series

Ref: Ofqual/19/6569/1PDF, 1.53MB, 9 pages

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Background Information for Malpractice for GCSE, AS and A level: summer 2019 exam series

Ref: Ofqual/19/6569/3PDF, 355KB, 7 pages

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Data tables for Malpractice for GCSE, AS and A level: summer 2019 exam series

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Main trends

The main trends for malpractice in GCSE, AS and A level for the summer 2019 exam series were:

  1. Number of penalties issued to students rises slightly: 3,040 penalties were issued to students in 2019, an increase of 11% from 2018 (2,735), and representing 0.02% of entries.
  2. Mobile phones accounted for 46% of all student penalties (1,385 penalties in 2019, compared with 1,295 in 2018).
  3. Number of penalties issued to school or college staff decreases: 335 penalties were issued to staff, down from 650 in 2018. This involves a very small proportion of the total number of staff in England (nearly 350,000).
  4. Number of penalties issued to schools or colleges decreases: 110 penalties were issued to schools/colleges, down from 140 in 2018, involving just over 1.5% of centres.

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Published 13 December 2019