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    (Original post by BBC Newsbeat)
    An exam board has defended its decision to disqualify an A-level student from three quarters of her sociology paper.

    Eighteen-year-old Fabienne Ruttledge was sent three out of the four questions on a WhatsApp group chat on the morning of her exam.

    Speaking to Newsbeat, she says she feels unfairly victimised because others in the group weren't punished. AQA says it disqualified others as there was "clear evidence" against them.

    But Fabienne, from Essex, is adamant she did nothing wrong and is worried it will affect her career opportunities and university choices.
    Do you think it was fair of the exam board to (partially) disqualify her from her exam?

    Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articl...ds-by-decision
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    From what I read it seemed extremely harsh, especially considering the amount of times someone claims to have the questions on the paper. I don't think she should be penalised for simply being told something but I can see why they did it.
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    (Original post by drinktheoceans)
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    Do you think it was fair of the exam board to (partially) disqualify her from her exam?
    Who cares?

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    Seems very harsh to me. Group chat of 40+ people and someone happened to post it. Only 4 people got done for it.
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    After my bio exam, this guy arrived to the exam hall late due to delays in traffic, and they let him do the same paper as me. He literally walked past me after I did the exam and countless others. Now that's what I call unfair.
 
 
 
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