An apology has been made to GCSE pupils after a “technical issue” affected their computer science exam.
Mother and father complained issues meant the beginning was delayed whereas pupils couldn’t reply one of many questions.
It’s unclear what number of faculties have been affected, however folks in Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff, Pembrokeshire and Rhondda Cynon Taff highlighted points.
The WJEC mentioned it’s investigating the matter and no pupils can be deprived.
A guardian of a pupil at St Cyres faculty, Penarth, mentioned academics have been unable to go browsing to the net useful resource for the exam on the scheduled begin time of 13:30 BST on Thursday.
It was then delayed for half an hour.
When it did get beneath manner, she added college students couldn’t reply the ultimate query, value 16 marks, on a programme known as Greenfoot.
This was as a result of the exam query was on model three whereas faculty computer systems had model 2.5 put in, the guardian claimed.
“He had already sat chemistry and ICT exams, so after this was a bit miserable coming home,” she mentioned.
“We don’t know what will happen but will raise it with the school.”
The mom of a pupil at a Rhondda Cynon Taff faculty reported comparable issues, saying her son needed to wait in a room for greater than an hour for his exam to begin.
She added: “For individuals who wish to do software program growth and gaming growth, it is actually necessary.
“It is a aggravating sufficient time anyway they usually have messed it up.”
Issues have been additionally reported at Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi in St Davids and Bishop of Llandaff faculty, Cardiff.
The WJEC didn’t give a determine of colleges affected.
A spokesman mentioned: “We’re conscious of a technical challenge with as we speak’s GCSE computer science paper, and are at the moment investigating the matter additional.
“We would like to apologise to those who experienced difficulties, and would like to reassure those affected that no student will be disadvantaged.”