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    Hi,

    Does anyone know the consequences of getting caught copying up a pre-prepared essay in a language controlled assessment?

    My friend is waiting to hear back from the exam board, she was caught copying up a an essay that she hid in her dictionary in her German exam and is really worried. They say the four options are:
    1. That exam mark does not stand
    2. That unit of work does not stand
    3. You are failed in the subject
    4. You get failed in all of your G.C.S.E exams!

    Any past experience or knowledge would really help comfort (I hope) her....

    Thanks
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    Shouldn't have done it, it's pretty serious so in the least she will be failed in the subject with possible disqualification from all exams with that exam board. That will teach them.
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    (Original post by tateco)
    Shouldn't have done it, it's pretty serious so in the least she will be failed in the subject with possible disqualification from all exams with that exam board. That will teach them.
    Wow, that seems really harsh but I guess that it is a suitable punishment for cheating.

    I've never really understood what happens if you are disqualified from all exams - it has never happened to anyone I know. Do you just not get any G.C.S.Es? How would that work for applying to sixth form and university? I suppose you would re-take all your exams the next year?

    I guess that there's not much I can say to comfort her, still, they don't actually disqualify anyone from all the exams do they? It seems to have been more of a threat to anyone else I know that has gotten caught. Perhaps it's for for cheating more than once....
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    Most likely number 4 i would say, it seems harsh but this is probably the worst kind of cheating, so yeah probably 4, she shouldnt have done it, simple as. They told us this back when i started my GCSE's, get caught and all are taken away from you.
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    My friend did something identical but in a French Exam and the marks from that unit didn't stand!!

    So got a U in the controlled assessment bit.
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    (Original post by brigden2009)
    My friend did something identical but in a French Exam and the marks from that unit didn't stand!!

    So got a U in the controlled assessment bit.
    Yeah, that's more what I would have expected. It seems that for all the talk of greater consequences the actually punishment is a lot less. It makes you wonder what you have to do to get disqualified from all exams...

    Do you think they follow a standard procedure or take it case by case? I don't want to tell her about this case if they could give her worse. Surely she could appeal if she got worse than someone in the same position?
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    Depends on the exam board - some are harsher than others, which tbh I think is fair - everyone gets told so much about cheating, and people still do it :facepalm:
 
 
 
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