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'Inaccuracies' in BTEC assessment leads to Ravens Wood School investigation

PUBLISHED: 12:13 17 September 2013 | UPDATED: 12:13 17 September 2013

Inaccuracies in the assessments of students studying BTEC ICT are behind Ravens Wood School's investigation by the exam board, EdExcel.

The school, in Oakley Road, Bromley, is under scrutiny after allegations were made regarding students’ coursework.

A spokesman for the school said: “Following a quality assurance visit by Edexcel in July, the school was made aware of inaccuracies in the assessments associated with the BTEC ICT qualification.

“The school is cooperating fully with Edexcel who are currently conducting an investigation into this matter.”

Pearson, the parent company of EdExcel, yesterday confirmed the school is being investigated.

A spokesman said: ““I can confirm that Ravens Wood School is currently being investigated.

“We can’t comment on any individual circumstances whilst they are still under investigation, however we take any allegation of malpractice extremely seriously and will always take appropriate action, in the interests of fairness for all learners, when such incidents are discovered.”

Last week the school, formerly attended by David Bowie, revealed that its executive principal Professor Sir George Berwick will retire next month - he received his knighthood earlier this year for services to education.

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