Marking blooper

27th August 2010 at 01:00

More than 150 A-level students in Northern Ireland were awarded lower grades than they achieved, an exams body has admitted. The errors occurred after 935 chemistry papers sat in 41 schools and colleges were marked incorrectly, the Council for Curriculum, Examination and Assessment (CCEA) said. The CCEA said it was confident that none of the 151 pupils who received the wrong grade would miss out on a university place as a result.

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