Exam board apologises over lost papers

AN exam board has issued an apology to a Colchester high school after a mix-up that left some students worrying if they would get their GCSE results.

AN exam board has issued an apology to a Colchester high school after a mix-up that left some students worrying if they would get their GCSE results.

The Colchester County High School for Girls was contacted by London-based Edexcel yesterday, who apologised for their “error of miscommunication”.

Yesterday, the EADT reported that the board had denied that its “blunders” had led to the confusion.

Seventy-nine pieces of coursework sent to an incorrect address provided by Edexcel were thought to have been lost and a row broke out between the parties.


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Now the exam board has apologised to the school and reassured staff and students that grades will be ready for the results day next month.

In a statement, headteacher Elizabeth Ward said: “They have reassured us that no coursework has been lost; all the coursework has been moderated and is on its way back to the school.

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“Our students will get their results as expected on results day in August. We would like to reassure parents that this issue has been fully resolved by Edexcel to our satisfaction.”

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