English and English literature GCSE exam changed

16th May 2003 at 01:00
* Britain's biggest examination board has been forced to change this year's English and English literature GCSE exam after some papers were stolen from a Parcelforce van.

The AQA board has replaced 1.5 million papers, sat by 500,000 students, at a cost of pound;250,000 after the theft from a van, which was believed to be delivering the papers to a west Midlands school.

The board also had to replace GCSE modular science papers, taken by 265,000 candidates, after a school reported that one paper was missing from a pack of 20 which it had been sent.

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