2015 - 20 Lost GCE Scripts

John Cope made this Freedom of Information request to Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

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Dear Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment,

With reference to your previous information release which identified 20 lost GCE scripts in 2015. How did this impact candidates grades?
Did candidates recieve a predicted grade?
How many schools were impacted by this loss?
What steps did CCEA put in place to ensure it learnt from this error?

Yours faithfully,

John Cope

FOI, Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

Mr Cope
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FOI, Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

Dear Mr Cope

Reference: F03102017

With reference to your recent email of 19/10/17 requesting information under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, we can provide you with the following information:

With reference to your previous information release which identified 20 lost GCE scripts in 2015. How did this impact candidates grades?

10 of 20 scripts had been marked prior to the scripts being lost.
In the case of the other 10 scripts, marks were calculated in accordance with the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) guidance and criteria for calculating grades where scripts are missing.

Did candidates receive a predicted grade?

10 scripts had marks recorded and candidates were awarded that grade.
The grades for the 10 lost scripts were calculated as above in accordance with JCQ guidance. The award was not made on the basis of predicted grades for these 10 candidates.

How many schools were impacted by this loss?

2

What steps did CCEA put in place to ensure it learnt from this error?

A formal review was conducted. The script return process was further improved to include more controls around the transfer of scripts.

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John Boyle
Communications & Information Executive
Marketing & Communications
Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment
29 Clarendon Road, Clarendon Dock, Belfast. BT1 3BG.
T. +44 (0) 28 90 261 217
F. +44 (0) 28 90 261 222
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