College students at a £37,000-a-year impartial ladies faculty have been taught the mistaken textual content for his or her examination.
Pupils at Malvern St James Women’ Faculty, in Worcestershire, realised the error whereas sitting the IGCSE English literature examination on 15 Could.
Headmistress Olivera Raraty apologised “wholeheartedly” for the difficulty, which affected one part of the examination paper.
The examination board stated the college might submit a request for particular consideration of scholars’ marks.
The Cambridge IGCSE is a global qualification.
In accordance with The Independent, English literature college students had been finding out Spies by Michael Frayn however there have been no examination questions in regards to the e-book.
Mrs Raraty stated: “No woman needs to be deprived by this. Thankfully, all examination boards have procedures in place to take care of this sort of incident and we meet the factors for ‘particular consideration’.
“A full inner investigation is underneath approach and we’re unable to offer additional remark presently.”
A spokesperson for examination board Cambridge Worldwide stated: “We recognise that that is distressing for the scholars concerned. We now have requested the college to comply with our procedures for uncommon conditions like this by submitting a request for particular consideration on behalf of the scholars affected.”
The organisation’s web site explains that “particular consideration” is a post-exam adjustment made to a candidate’s mark to make allowances for hostile circumstances.
The college is rated “wonderful” by the Impartial Colleges Inspectorate, and The Good Colleges Information described college students as “in the primary fairly well-heeled”.
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