Sacked examiners win apology and settlement

February 27, 1998

Five A-level examiners sacked last year after the Schools Curriculum and Assessment Authority accused them of "serious misconduct" have been given an unconditional apology. The examiners were sacked by the Oxford and Cambridge Schools Examinations Board after they were attacked by SCAA chief executive Nick Tate for awarding more than 5,000 "invalid and inflated" grades.

This week, ten days before an industrial tribunal hearing, it was agreed that "the awarders followed established procedures and protocols". The awarders were given an undisclosed "substantial settlement".

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