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School taught wrong book.

School taught wrong book.

Students at a £37,000-a-year independent girls school were taught the wrong text for their exam.

Pupils at Malvern St James Girls' School, in Worcestershire, realised the error while sitting the IGCSE English literature exam on 15 May.

Headmistress Olivera Raraty apologised "wholeheartedly" for the issue, which affected one section of the exam paper.

The exam board said the school could submit a request for special consideration of students' marks.

The Cambridge IGCSE is an international qualification.


According to The Independent, English literature students had been studying Spies by Michael Frayn but there were no exam questions about the book.

Mrs Raraty said: "No girl should be disadvantaged by this. Fortunately, all exam boards have procedures in place to deal with this type of incident and we meet the criteria for 'special consideration'.

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