BTEC Assessment and Malpractice Kettering Science Academy by liaoqinmei


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Academy Handbook: Policies and Procedures

Title                   BTEC Assessment Malpractice Policy

Associated Policies
1. Policy Statement
   1.1 Malpractice consists of those acts which undermine the integrity and validity of the assessment or
         examination, the certification of qualifications and/or damage the authority of those responsible
         for conducting the assessment, examination and certification.
   1.2 Attempting or actually carrying out any malpractice activity is not permitted. The following are
         examples of malpractice by candidates; this list is not exhaustive and other instances of
         malpractice may be considered by the Academy at its discretion:
             • Plagiarism
             • Collusion
             • Impersonation in an examination or test
             • Fabrication of results
             • Failing to abide by the instructions of an invigilator, in relation to examination rules,
                regulations and security
             • Misuse of examination material
             • Introduction of unauthorised material
             • Behaving in such a way as to undermine the integrity of the assessment or examination
             • The alteration of any results document including certificates
              Cheating to gain unfair advantage

2. Who does this policy apply to?
   2.1 All staff and students of the Kettering Science Academy.

3. Who is responsible for carrying out this policy?
   3.1 All course tutors, Head of Department, BTEC Coordinator

4. What are the principles behind this policy?
   4.1 To identify and minimise the risk of malpractice by staff or learners.
   4.2 To respond to any incident of alleged malpractice promptly and objectively.
   4.3 To standardise and record any investigation of malpractice to ensure openness and
   4.4 To impose appropriate penalties and/or sanctions on learners or staff where incidents
        (or attempted incidents) of malpractice are proven.
   4.5 To protect the integrity of this centre and BTEC qualifications.

5. Procedures

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Kettering Science Academy
Academy Handbook: Policies and Procedures

         Show learners the appropriate formats to record cited texts and other materials or information
   5.3   Ask learners to declare that their work is their own.
         Ask learners to provide evidence that they have interpreted and synthesised appropriate
         information and acknowledged any sources used.
         Conduct an investigation in a form commensurate with the nature of the malpractice allegation.
   5.5   Such an investigation will be supported by the headmaster and all personnel linked to the
         Make the individual fully aware at the earliest opportunity of the nature of the alleged malpractice
         and of the possible consequences should malpractice be proven.
   5.7   Give the individual the opportunity to respond to the allegations made.
   5.8   Inform the individual of the avenues for appealing against any judgment made.
   5.9   Document all stages of any investigation.
   5.10 Where malpractice is proven, this centre will apply the following penalties / sanctions:

6. Policy Review
   6.1 This policy will be reviewed annually as part of the Academy’s internal review process.

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