Already this year we have had a pre-issued case study (Cambridge Business Studies) with errors in the appendix, a case study involving interviewing a person who, on careful reading of the case study, was actually dead (Cambridge Business Studies - erratum only announced on the day of the examination); apparent errors in the mathematics exam (London Board), which has led to teachers writing letters of protest; answers printed in the examination paper (LSE); marking guidelines in which the mistakes in the business studies case study have been revealed . . .
Given that question papers are set at least one year in advance, is it really too much to ask that care is taken by these prestigious boards ?
TOM LONGTON Co-director of studies Oxford School of Learning 66 Sunderland Avenue, Oxford