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In case you haven't checked anywhere else on the forum, papers in England seem to be being leaked before the exams they are for at quite a rate. Has anything like this ever happened with the SQA to anyone's knowledge?
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Not to the best of my knowledge - no, and as far as my parents know, this hasn't happened in the time they've been teaching.

Of course the SQA is far from perfect, though they got a deserved kicking up the bum back in 2000 when they got everyone's results late/wrong/both. I think since then, they're terrified to muck anything up, so everything is done on their tip toes.

I can't remember the SQA ever having to deal with a leaked paper - this of course doesn't mean to say it hasn't happened - who knows what has gone on that we're not aware of - but as far as I'm sure, there's not been a problem of this sort.

A few others though - just ask anyone who was due to receive their results four years ago!
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Yeah! However it seems like that's been the only major cockup the SQA have had to deal with. I mean there was the mistake in credit maths last year (I didn't notice it until my friend pointed it out after the exam), the supposedly impossible admin exam this year, but there's hardly been any criminal charges involved. So what are the SQA doing that the English boards aren't?

What do your parents teach out of interest ecossaise? My mum's a languages teacher (this thread sprang out of a conversation with her yesterday over the P2 leaks on the forum).
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(Original post by Acaila)
Yeah! However it seems like that's been the only major cockup the SQA have had to deal with. I mean there was the mistake in credit maths last year (I didn't notice it until my friend pointed it out after the exam), the supposedly impossible admin exam this year, but there's hardly been any criminal charges involved. So what are the SQA doing that the English boards aren't?
I think the SQA is just a smaller organisation than some of the english exams boards which must make it easier for them to keep the papers under control. Or maybe scottish people are less likely to cheat

There are often mistakes in the papers- they just usually notice them and get you to change them before hand. This happened in my german exam last year (it was quite good meant i saw the paper 5 minutes b4 the exam started so had time to think about the topic).
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Yeah, but they usually tell you at the beginning and get you to change the question to what it should be. Remember that happening in Higher Computing I think it was last year (SGs were in the hall at the same time).
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