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More than 1,000 pupils penalised for phones in GCSE and A-level exams

Ofqual data for 2017 exams in England shows 25% rise in number of penalties issued to students for trying to cheat

The number of pupils penalised for cheating during GCSE and A-level exams rose sharply last year, mostly as a result of mobile phones being smuggled into exam halls.

Official figures also show the number of teachers and school staff involved in exam malpractice more than doubled between 2016 and 2017.

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Source: gad