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RS pupils two weeks too late

A CLERICAL ERROR at a school in Blackpool has resulted in more than 10Year-11 pupils missing their short-course GCSE RS examination. The 126 pupils at Millfield Science and Performing Arts College in Fyldshould have sat the examination on 26 May. This was the date scheduled by thAQA examination board; but the school had timetabled it for Tuesday 13 JuneWhen the mistake was realised last Friday, it was too late to do anything abouit. "It was a clerical error, basically," the headteacher, Alan Harveyacknowledged on Wednesday. Under new national workload arrangements foteachers, many duties had been transferred to non-teaching staff, and thexamination officer at the school was one of these, he confirmed. "Shes doing a tremendous job, and has worked very hard; but she wrote thwrong date on the students timetable. Unfortunately, it was not detected bthe head of department."The school is in liaison with the examination board to make sure that thchildren are not disadvantaged. "Hopefully, the Board will accept the estimategrades and the marking of the mock papers, which was done by the head of RE, qualified AQA marker," said Mr Harvey. The outcome will not be known foseveral days.The school is especially frustrated because it has worked hard to boost thnumbers taking the short-course Religious Studies paper. Mr Harvey said: "Wstarted from a very low base, but were picking up nicely. You can imagine whamy feelings are at the end of the day."

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