News: Exam Board Pulls GCSE Computing Units

In an urgent move, OCR have announced that they are withdrawing J275 GCSE Computing units A452 and A453 Controlled assessment for immediately as it has come to their attention that there are a number of websites promoting worked answers for all of OCR’s GCSE Computing live controlled assessment tasks.

In their statement, they say:

As a result of this all tasks for both GCSE units A452 and A453 have been withdrawn with immediate effect.

We appreciate that some candidates may well have completed these tasks; however, in order to maintain the integrity of the assessment and to be fair to all candidates the existing tasks will no longer be valid for submission in June 2015.

They conclude by stating:

We apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result of this issue and would like to remind centres that OCR cannot tolerate malpractice of this nature. It results in severe standards, comparability and malpractice issues that ultimately impact on the candidates.

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Source: OCR (pdf) |

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