Conflicts of interest revealed

16th November 2012 at 00:00

A report by exams regulator Ofqual on potential conflicts of interest between qualification providers and the study aids they produce has found evidence of "a rather formulaic approach" that was resulting in coursebooks that prioritised exam preparation over wider knowledge. Ofqual also announced a review of Pearson, looking at the relationship between its publishing arm and its activities as the parent company of Edexcel.

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