OCR marking errors affect AS and A2 music students
12 July 2012
More than 250 pupils, including three A level music students, are to have their exam results changed after the OCR exam board admitted finding mistakes in the adding up of sub-totals of exams taken in the summer of 2011.
180 schools are affected and the exams involved are A2s, AS and GCSE. Of the music students whose grades have been changed, one was at A2 and two at AS level. All involved a one-grade improvement.
Mark Dawe, OCR's chief executive, said he would 'like to apologise again to all the schools, students and parents affected' and that he is 'confident that new checking processes will ensure a higher level of clerical accuracy'. OCR says four examiners have had their contracts terminated and a further 78 have been told to improve their performance.
It is not known if any university applications were affected by the incorrect grades.