A levels 2022: AQA investigating chemistry paper ‘leak’

Exam board says it will ‘take any action necessary, including working with the police’
20th June 2022, 6:14pm

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A levels 2022: AQA investigating chemistry paper ‘leak’

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Exam board AQA has said it is investigating claims that today’s A-level chemistry paper was leaked before the exam took place.

The AQA chemistry paper 2 was sat by students today across the country.

However, concerns were raised after allegations that some students may have seen the paper prior to sitting the exam.

An AQA spokesperson said the board was “very disappointed” to hear that some students may have seen the paper before the exam.

A levels 2022: Chemistry paper ‘leak’ allegations

They said that the “exams integrity team” was “investigating”, adding that AQA would “take any action necessary, including working with the police”.

The spokesperson added that while they realised students “might be concerned”, the exam board wanted to “reassure” students that there were “lots of things” that could be done to ensure “no one has an unfair advantage”.

This could include monitoring for any students with “suspicious performance” on the paper.

Some students who allegedly took the exam posted on Twitter today venting their frustrations over the supposed leak. 

And others said they had contacted the exam board before the exam took place to voice their concerns. 

They also expressed frustration over the unfair disadvantage they felt some students would get as a result.

Last week exam board Pearson Edexcel was forced to apologise for an “unintentional error” after a map of the continent of Africa was labelled incorrectly in an exam.

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