Is it not obvious that it is the responsibility of schools, colleges and their examination officers to secure all exam papers? Besides teaching, I serve as a summer examiner and have only been met by Edexcel's professionalism.
I have also had the dubious privilege of working in a private sixth-form institution not unlike the college that lost the papers. Perhaps attention would be better focused on the cut-throat world of private "crammers" sprouting across the South-east. Such institutions are habitually seeking to reduce outgoings: I suggest their exam offices and security procedures should be in the line of fire rather than Edexcel.
Dr Robert Carr American university in London Holloway Road, London N7