England’s exams regulator has received scores of complaints from whistleblowers about alleged cheating by schools and colleges – and awarding-body malpractice – in the past two years, Education Guardian can reveal.

Responding to a freedom of information request, Ofqual released brief outline details of 73 cases of whistleblowing concerning exam and coursework irregularities since April 2012.

The complaints were split equally between concerns about the administration of mainstream GCSE, A-level and BTec exams and those relating to more purely vocational qualifications.

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