ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE AFTER EXAM PAPERS WERE LEAKED
Two men have been arrested after official exam papers were leaked online.
The two individuals, aged 29 and 32, are now in police custody with charges of theft.
On 14th June, two days before students took the exam, multiple questions from the Edexcel A Level Maths paper were posted on Twitter. The Tweet containing the questions advertised exam papers for sale, claiming students could gain access to the whole paper early for £70.
A representative of Edexcel has condemned the post and has promised to prevent any future similar incidents.
"We understand students are rightfully concerned and want a fair playing field. Our key priority is ensuring no students are disadvantaged in any way."
Edexcel has said it will soon be trialing a microchip system on its exam papers.
This system will allow the exam board to track papers in order to verify if papers have been accessed by outside sources.