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August 17 2019

Exam board failed to vet examiners

The Daily Mail recently sent an undercover reporter with fake qualifications to examine A Level papers for Oxford Cambridge and RSA (OCR). The OCR, which marks a fifth of all A-Level papers submitted in the UK, failed to do a background check and did not seek references or verify the reporter’s qualifications.

Whilst OCR stated that the reporter would have been fully screened and trained before being given access to mark papers, it did not explain why they had not conducted thorough background screening before approving the reporter’s application.

The same reporter applied for a job with a different exam board, AQA, with the same submission and was rejected when she failed to provide proof of her qualifications.

Our education qualification check will identify any candidates providing fake qualifications.