FORCED RE-SIT: Kings College London will make its medical student re-take an exam
CLAIMS THAT exam questions appeared on a mobile phone app have led to a London university forcing its medical students to re-sit an exam.
Fourth-year students reading medicine at Kings College London are set to re-take an assessment they completed last Tuesday.
About 420 students are required to re-do the examination.
The university made decision after claims that a course lecturer wrote the exam citing significant questions already public on a phone app the person had created.
The university is reportedly investigating the claims, and told the BBC that the re-sit will go ahead in 10 days time.
“Over 60 per cent of the final paper was lifted from this app,” one of the medical students told the BBC.
“Instead of conducting a full investigation, Kings College London is making the whole year, 400 students, re-sit their exam only a few days after their practical exams, causing a lot of stress.”
A spokeswoman for Kings said: “We are taking this matter extremely seriously and launched an investigation as soon as we were made aware of the issue.”