A-level exam scripts from Singapore stolen in Britain

Affected Hwa Chong Institution students checking their names against a register before attending a briefing on Feb 23, 2018.
Affected Hwa Chong Institution students checking their names against a register before attending a briefing on Feb 23, 2018.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

A parcel with 238 Chemistry Paper 3 scripts from last year's A-level examinations here was stolen from a courier van in Britain while being transported to an examiner.

Revealing this yesterday, the day A-level results were released, the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) said the affected students were given final grades based on their showing in other parts of the Chemistry exam and the cohort's performance. The students, from four junior colleges, also have the option to resit Paper 3.

Cambridge International, an arm of the University of Cambridge and which runs the exams with SEAB, apologised, and said it was reviewing its processes to prevent a repeat.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 24, 2018, with the headline 'A-level exam scripts from S'pore stolen in Britain'. Print Edition | Subscribe