An examination board has apologised for “poorly wording” an A Degree Psychology check query weeks after making an error in a GCSE paper.
College students noticed a query asking them to “calculate the imply share of phrases”, usually seen in a Maths examination.
Examination board OCR has since apologised and stated it could “appropriate this in our marking”.
It follows a mistake it made in a GCSE English Literature exam question on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in Might.
OCR stated about 5,000 A Degree candidates had been affected, but it surely was not but identified what number of tackled the query.
Damian Walmsley, deputy head instructor at St Mary’s Faculty in Hull, stated college students who sat the examination on Wednesday had been left “disconcerted and confused” by the query.
“The examination was stopped briefly by the invigilator, who contacted the examination board and acquired recommendation for college students to disregard the query,” he added.
A mom from Hull, who wished to stay nameless, stated her daughter was “panicking” when she noticed the query.
“They had been requested to calculate the imply share of phrases recalled after which given knowledge to do that from a maths check containing solely numbers, is the gist of it,” she stated.
“I’m so offended.”
Some college students spoke out on social media saying how they had been left confused “doing a psychology paper and never a maths paper”.
Russell Passion, common secretary of faculty leaders’ union NAHT, stated: “Errors in examination papers undermine the boldness of scholars, lecturers and colleges. It’s essential that processes are in place to forestall these from taking place.
“OCR has rightly confirmed that marking of the paper will mirror this error. It is essential that that is clearly communicated to colleges.”
In an announcement, the examination board stated: “OCR can affirm query value 2 marks out of 90 on an A Degree Psychology paper (H567/01) was poorly worded.
“We apologise to candidates for any confusion and can appropriate this in our marking.”