Pearson Edexcel Further Maths A level paper to be replaced

18 June 2019

As part of Pearson’s ongoing investigation of a centre into the breach of the A level Maths paper 3 on Statistics and Mechanics last week, and due to the actions of this centre, we have taken a decision to replace the forthcoming Further Maths A Level paper scheduled for this Thursday 20 June.

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As part of Pearson’s ongoing investigation of a centre into the breach of the A level Maths paper 3 on Statistics and Mechanics last week, and due to the actions of this centre, we have taken a decision to replace the forthcoming Further Maths A Level paper scheduled for this Thursday 20 June.

The investigation of the centre revealed that a packet containing the Further Maths paper, which will be sat by c.7,000 students, had been opened by an individual at the centre. Whilst we have no current evidence to suggest that the paper or any of its questions have been shared, we are taking the necessary precautionary steps to safeguard the exam for the students sitting it.

We are making arrangements to deliver the papers to all centres shortly before the exam, apart from the centre that is the focus of our investigation, where we are making separate arrangements to ensure these students can complete their exams.

Centres with entries for this qualification will receive communications from us this morning (Tuesday, June 18.) If any centres still have questions after receiving this, we encourage them to get in touch with us directly.

Sharon Hague, Senior Vice President, Schools at Pearson, said: “We have reached out to all of our centres directly to inform them of this decision. We will continue to support and communicate with them through this unusual yet necessary step, that is vital for the safeguarding of confidence in the examination system and to ensure fairness for all learners.

“Our message to students is not to worry about this and focus on your revision as you normally would.”

Press contacts:

Tom.steiner@pearson.com
Gemma.terry@pearson.com

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