Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 21 August 2014

Probe over exam body

Uncertainty surrounding education reform in Northern Ireland means it is difficult to make improvements at the body overseeing exam marking, a report has said.

The Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) has no strategic plan and the body has been reduced in size, the Department of Education added. Sinn Fein and the DUP cannot agree on streamlining education changes.

The department ordered a probe after wrong marks were awarded in a section of an A2 chemistry paper, meaning 151 students got incorrect grades.

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