Friday, 14 June 2013

Oh Edexcel!


ON THE EDEXCEL WEBSITE:

 June 2013 Edexcel GCE Mathematics - replacement papers 

22 May 2013


We have been alerted to a potential security breach relating to some of our Edexcel GCE Mathematics papers and therefore are replacing a number of papers. 

The examination papers affected are:

Date of examination
Paper code
Paper Title
6 June 2013 (am)
6678/01
Mechanics, M2
10 June 2013 (am)
6679/01
Mechanics, M3
10 June 2013 (am)
6667/01
Further Pure Mathematics, FP1
13 June 2013 (am)
6665/01
Core Mathematics, C3
18 June 2013 (am)
6666/01
Core Mathematics, C4
21 June 2013 (am)
6668/01
Further Pure Mathematics, FP2
24 June 2013 (pm)
6669/01
Further Pure Mathematics, FP3

No other GCE Mathematics papers have been affected.

A box of exam papers has been lost during the dispatch process by the carrier responsible for our distribution. We are confident that the extent of the breach is limited in scope, but we want to be certain that the integrity of these examinations is not compromised in any way. We will therefore be issuing replacement papers for these examinations to all centres with entries.

ON BBC NEWS 13TH JUNE 2013

Edexcel says that its maths paper due to be taken on 21 June will now be substituted by another paper.

There were fears that copies of the planned maths paper had been made accidentally available to schools preparing for exams in Egypt.

"We are confident that no student will be unfairly advantaged or disadvantaged," says the exam board.

 
MY MOON-SHOT PERSPECTIVE

Although there are fears that the substitute “understudy” papers could be harder, at least everybody is taking the same paper and is at a similar disadvantage.