GCSE was impossible

26th May 2006 at 01:00
England's largest exam board apologised this week after setting 11,000 pupils an "impossible" GCSE paper.

AQA's humanities exam questioned pupils on sources, such as written extracts and photographs. But the board failed to send the source booklet to schools and colleges. Pupils were told to take the exam anyway. AQA said examiners would take the situation into account when awarding grades.

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