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School says sorry over exam mix-up

Imagine opening up your exam papers, and discovering you’ve been learning from the wrong book.

That’s exactly what happened to some pupils at St Ignatius Catholic School last week.

Now the school has apologised and is working with Cambridge International Examinations to rectify the situation.

GCSE students are assigned plays to study, one was “The Importance of Being Earnest.”

When they pupils opened up their exam papers, those who had worked on the Oscar Wilde comedy, couldn’t find any questions about their book.

In the letter to parents, the school said,”The reason that the play did not appear on the examination paper was that, despite being a regular option in the Literature syllabus, its removal from the updated list of syllabus texts was not picked up.”

The letter went on to say pupils will not be disadvantaged by the events, adding that part of the exam represents 25 per cent of the total grade.

And they were hoping to use other performances, and their predicted grades from April to go towards their final marks.

Cayman 27 contacted the school for comment, but have heard nothing back.

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