Our teacher told us we could print off past exam papers & mark schemes. I printed off all past papers. Now, on Tuesday we had a science exam and it was one of the past papers I had revised. I knew all the answers and therefore flew through it. I got an A* but my teacher assumes I had cheated. Have I or not? My teacher said we could.
How can you be given a past paper for an actual exam? The exams change each year so it's not possible to be given a past paper in the real exam, which is why most teachers say it's fine to revise from past papers...
The only one at fault is the teacher for being silly enough to issue a past paper that they said you could use.
Aha, I'm sorry. I should've explained better. I'm in Year 9 and this was like a end of year exams.
At my school, we don't do mock exams based on the recent past papers so, those taking mock exams would not be doing the 2014/15 paper for any subject.
I can relate though as a similar thing happened to me but with German because in year 10 we did a mock and in year 11 we had the same mock and I just seemed to know the answers from remembering them previously.
Since you have said that your teacher allowed you to print all of the past papers? you should not be at fault unless you deliberately looked at the mar scheme beforehand?
No, that's not cheating, though you should explain the situation to your teacher.