Eton teacher leaves school amid claims exam questions were leaked

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Eton College‘s deputy headmaster has left the school amid claims he leaked questions from an economics exam, it has been reported.

Mo Tanweer, head of economics and deputy headmaster of academics at the public school, following an investigation over claims exam questions were shared with other teachers.

The probe was carried out by the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) regarding allegations of sharing the questions ahead of an upcoming A-level equivalent exam, the Guardian said.

In a statement Eton College confirmed a teacher had left the school, which was attended by Princes William and Harry, over “a breach of exam security”.

It read: “Eton College can confirm that following an investigation by the Cambridge International Examinations Board into maladministration, the board concluded that there had been a breach of exam security by one of Eton’s teachers in relation to one of the Pre-U Economics papers.

“Eton took this matter extremely seriously and co-operated fully with CIE’s investigation throughout.

“The teacher concerned has left the school. Whilst pupils had done nothing wrong, they were inadvertent recipients of confidential information and so the board awarded them assessed marks for that paper according to its established method. Eton College deeply regrets that this incident occurred. “

CIE runs international education programmes and qualifications including the Cambridge Pre-U which is used as an alternative to A-levels. 

According to an online profile, Mr Tanweer graduated in economics from St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, in 2004 before working as an investment banker.

He started teaching economics at Merchant Taylors’ school in Northwood, Hertfordshire, by 2006.

Between 2010 and 2015 he was head of economics at Oundle school in Northamptonshire, another boarding school. 

Mr Tanweer joined Eton in 2015 as an economics teacher and was swiftly promoted to a senior post as a deputy head last year.

Additional reporting by Press Association.

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