Ofqual headline trends on malpractice for 2017 summer exam period (to all ESEG members)

 The contiinuing iEOA organisation has been representing its comunity for over 17 years.


The headline trends are:

  1. 2,715 penalties were issued to students in 2017, up from 2,180 compared to 2016 and representing 0.015% of entries (compared to 0.011% in 2016).
  2. Having access to a mobile phone was main reason for student penalties.
  3. 895 penalties were issued to staff, up from 360 in 2016. This still involves a very small proportion of the total number of staff in England (350K FTE staff).
  4. Exam boards are more likely to issue formal written warnings for similar offences rather than informal advisory notes this year.
  5. 120 penalties were issued to schools or colleges, down from 155 in 2016.
  6. The actual number of penalties issued to schools or colleges is small given the overall number of centres (over 5,000).

The full report on malpractice related to GCSEs, AS and A levels delivery for 2017: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/malpractice-for-gcses-as-and-a-levels-2017


The iEOA will be releasing its report on the 2017 Summer Exams Period shortly and will focuse on some of the hard work undertaken by the examofficer community, teaching and support staff, SENCOs and SLTs in a range of centres across the education sector.