How many of you have cheated in an exam? Watch
Just to clarify about exam board representatives browsing these forums, it DOES happen. And you CAN get caught (speaking from experience).
You may think "oh it's only a forum, no one would know who I am", with the right information in your profile, you can be traced. For example many of you have your school name for "Where you study", and maybe your name in your profile. All the exam board then need to do is send a letter to the school (as what happened to me) with your name. They will most probably know what course you may be cheating in (based on what/where you have posted) and that narrows it down to a few people who may have the same name doing your course. If your username is also a known nickname at your school then I suppose that can help to identify you.
So be careful what you write, it only takes a bit of info to identify you.
(Just in case you're wondering, I didn't strictly speaking cheat. Some leaked data files for an ICT exam were posted on here and I was involved in a discussion regarding the files and exam. The exam board wrote a letter to my school, with the information needed to identify me, and I had to provide a statement to the exam board. I was sh** scared of getting DQd)
i've never cheated in a gcse/alevel exam because firstly i'd get caught because i'd be acting all suspicious, and secondly it is not a reflection of my real grades and i'd feel i don't deserve them.
How do they know who we all are?
It's the internet, so it's OK to lie.
Sure, prevalence of cheating suggests that there is some point to it, i.e. a motivation or motivations. That such a point exists doesn't make cheating right.
In answer to the question, never. Word of advice: If you do get away with cheating in exams, don't ever try cheating at work. I just wouldn't be comfortable working with people who take cheating so lightly.
Although I've never cheated, I have to say, this is a really good point.
how can they because people can easily put down somebody's name in their profile who goes to their college - theres no proof its the actual person online as the name on their profile.
computers are magical things:P
Also, somebody who was about to do the paper I was doing tried to look at the paper as he walked past I saw him coming and closed it though. Was a bit disappointed that I was sat next to/near to people taking the same paper in just 3 hours time.
Even writing things on your hands.. its pointless for essay-based subjects because not only could ANYTHING come up (which would decrease the chances of what you write being applicable), but hands just aren't big enough!
I think there's too much riding on A-level exams to even think about cheating.
Don't think they shouldn't allow people to go to the loo though- I need the loo all the time!
and it kinda bothers me.
like the other day, just 30 mins into a 1 hour exam....one went to the toilet. it's just so easy to write on your own skin and check it out.
i found it ridiculous. but you wouldn't be able to accuse that person or ask to check.
neither would the school want any trouble.
it was suspicious really.
if the exam boards are reading this, i firmly believe that no one should be allowed to go to the toilets during an exam that is 1.5 hours long. so you either go to the toilet beforehand...or be suspected. unless they have diahorrea (i.e. a case where they can get longer time as they will be in the toilet for a long time) or a medical condition that requires them to be exemplified from that.
its not their life i'm living.
What about girls with very heavy periods? Doctors won't write notes for it, as they have no definate proof of it.
And a 1.5 hour exam plus all the bits before and after can get closer to 2 hours.
All the bits before and after? I doubt that would 30 minutes!
5-10 minutes before you start the exam. And then you leave.
Surely, anyone (who has no medical condition) who goes to the toilet before the exam won't need to go to the loo within 1.5 hours!
It's one of the major loopholes for cheating. It's easier for girls to cheat as the guy doesn't have to enter a cubicle!
I still stick to my argument. 1.5 hours is reasonable.
if its an exam of over 2 hours period...maybe allowed...but once only.
do exam boards actually look on this forum ?
seems a bit drastic
Nah, as long as you dont have your real name in your profile, nobody will know.
So, yeah, I've never cheated in an exam and I hope I never will.