Malpractice includes maladministration and instances of non-compliance with the regulations, and includes activity such as failure to adhere to the regulations regarding the conduct of controlled assessments, coursework, examinations and non-examination assessments, or failures of compliance with awarding body regulations in the conduct of examinations/assessments and/or the handling of examination question papers, candidate scripts, mark sheets, cumulative assessment records, results and certificate claim forms.
Centre staff malpractice
‘Centre staff malpractice’ means malpractice committed by a member of staff: Administrator, teacher, ESO, invigilator, assistant or volunteer
‘Candidate malpractice’ means malpractice by a candidate in connection with any examination or assessment, including the preparation and authentication of any controlled assessments,
coursework or non-examination assessments, the presentation of any practical work, the compilation of portfolios of assessment evidence and the writing of any examination paper.
- Following an allegation of malpractice, the awarding organisation is notified immediately.
- In most cases the school will undertake an investigation and produce a written report that is sent to the awarding organisation.
- The awarding organisation makes a decision if malpractice has occurred and determine the level of sanction to be applied
- The decision is communicated to the Head Teacher who will pass on the relevant details to the individuals concerned
- Awarding organisations have procedures for considering appeals