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June 2013 Edexcel GCE Mathematics - replacement papers 

 
22 May 2013

We have been alerted to a potential security breach relating to some of our Edexcel GCE A level Mathematics papers and therefore are replacing a number of papers. 

The examination papers affected are:

Date of examination

Paper code

Paper Title

6 June 2013 (a.m.)

6678/01

Mechanics, M2

10 June 2013 (a.m.)

6679/01

Mechanics, M3

10 June 2013 (a.m.)

6667/01

Further Pure Mathematics, FP1

13 June 2013 (a.m.)

6665/01

Core Mathematics, C3

18 June 2013 (a.m.)

6666/01

Core Mathematics, C4

21 June 2013 (a.m.)

6668/01

Further Pure Mathematics, FP2

24 June 2013 (p.m.)

6669/01

Further Pure Mathematics, FP3

No other Edexcel GCE A level Mathematics papers have been affected.

A box of exam papers has been lost during the dispatch process by the carrier responsible for our distribution. We are confident that the extent of the breach is limited in scope, but we want to be certain that the integrity of these examinations is not compromised in any way. We will therefore be issuing replacement papers for these examinations to all centres with entries.

The replacement papers have been developed in advance through our normal processes and meet our usual, stringent assessment requirements. We also have an established procedure to ensure that a new paper is distributed to schools and colleges. This means that no student could gain advantage from sight of the breached papers, and ensures that examinations will be fair to all students who have worked hard to prepare themselves for them.

If your centre has entries for the above units, we have emailed your Exams Officer to confirm that:

  • replacement papers for these examinations will be sent to all centres with candidates entered for these examinations
     
  • you will need to quarantine the original packs and keep them secure until after 24th June, at which point you may destroy them or use as practice papers
     
  • we will send replacement papers to centres in two dispatches.

Dispatch 1: Replacement paper for 6678/01 Mechanics M2

If you have candidates sitting 6678/01 Mechanics M2 on Thursday 6 June 2013:

  • For UK centres, we will be sending you replacement papers, which you can expect to receive from Wednesday 22 May 2013 onwards.
     
  • For International centres, we will be sending you replacement papers, which you can expect to receive from Thursday 23 May 2013 onwards.

 Dispatch 2: Replacement papers:
  • 6679/01 Mechanics M3
  • 6667/01 Further Mathematics FP1
  • 6665/01 Core Mathematics C3
  • 6666/01 Core Mathematics C4
  • 6668/01 Further Pure Mathematics FP2
  • 6669/01 Further Pure Mathematics FP3

If you have candidates sitting any of these units, we will also be sending you replacement papers, which you can expect to receive from Monday 3 June 2013 onwards.
 

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