Exam insecurity

13th July 2001 at 01:00
Why all the fuss about the head who altered responses on national curriculum test papers? What about the hundreds of teachers who go through the papers in detail and mark sample scripts before the examinations?

Most markers teach and are judged by their results. Are we to imagine that all markers can put the questions out of their minds in the days leading up to the exam? Why aren't the papers, like GCSEs, kept secure until the exam day? Until they are, a head changing answers afterwards is surely only equivalent to a marker "leaking" questions before an exam.

George Tustin 58 Coleshill Road Hodge Hill, Birmingham

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar, Buyagift.com, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today