A level and GCSE question papers to be micro-chipped
For the first time, exams paper will be micro chipped in an attempt to combat online leaks. Pearson, which owns the exam board Edexcel, is conducting a new security initiative which will have micro-chips inserted into packs of A-level and GCSE questions. GCSE and A level examinations are class 10th and 12th board examinations. The technology will track time, date and location of an exam pack. If the question paper set is opened prematurely, the microchip will send an alert to the exam centre. The enhanced tracking technology would help to identify culprits involved in the leak. The technology is introduced because of the previous leak incidents that happened in 2017 and 2018. Pearson has also encouraged students and parents to come forward and report any information if they have any, about potential malpractices and warning about the consequences of involvement in exam leaks.