350,000 scripts handled by Cambridge yearly, most marked in examiners' homes

Students getting their A-level result slips in Nanyang Junior College, one of the four schools affected by the theft of exam scripts for Chemistry Paper 3, which carries 35 per cent of the marks for the subject.
Students getting their A-level result slips in Nanyang Junior College, one of the four schools affected by the theft of exam scripts for Chemistry Paper 3, which carries 35 per cent of the marks for the subject.ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA

SINGAPORE - About 350,000 exam scripts from Singapore are handled every year by Cambridge International in Britain, and most papers are marked by examiners in their homes.

While the marks are sent to Cambridge electronically, these GCE exam scripts have to be couriered back and forth as many examiners live considerably far away from Cambridge, Mr Roderic Gillespie, Cambridge International's director of assessment, said in an e-mail to The Straits Times on Saturday (Feb 24).

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