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Pupils admit cheating on A level coursework

Mon, 21 Feb 2011

Ballakermeen High School
Ballakermeen High School

There's anger from some parents and students after pupils at a Douglas High School were found to have cheated on their A-Level coursework.


Several sixth formers taking physics at Ballakermeen admitted cheating.


It was uncovered before the work was handed to the exam board, and as a result, all physics students in that group have to re-do the work.


The school says some pupils were found to have gone on the internet and looked at a marked piece of coursework from a previous year.


Staff say they acted immediately to set a fresh paper, in order to ensure fairness to all.


The school says students will have to repeat around half an hour of classwork.


However, one parent contacted Energy FM News to complain that those who didn't cheat are now being punished unfairly and have wasted hours of hard work.



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