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Cheating results in Leaving Cert scripts being held back


Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 16/08/2013. Cheating results in Leaving Cert scripts being held backTags: Secondary School News

The State Examinations Commission (SEC) has announced it has withheld 50 individual Leaving Certificate examination papers over concerns about cheating.

In addition, the SEC revealed it has provisionally kept hold of 25 other scripts - an indication that these pupils may have broken the 'conduct of candidates'.

Student actions that break these rules include plagiarism, attempting to get assistance from another person, suspected copying and trying to submit another individual's work as their own.

The SEC stated: "The principles of natural justice are applied when following up such cases."

A breakdown of the Leaving Cert results show that girls in Ireland are continuing to outperform boys, with females scoring higher than their male counterparts in nearly every subject, both at ordinary and higher level.

It was shown that girls achieved more As than boys in 22 of the 30 Leaving Cert subjects, although males performed better in maths and some science subjects.  

Written by Donal WalshADNFCR-2163-ID-801625894-ADNFCR


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