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Pupils will be banned from wearing watches in GCSE and A level exams for the first time this summer over fears they could be used to cheat.
Exam bosses will tell all schools to prevent pupils from wearing watches in exam halls in case they use them to look up answers.
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Instead, they must place any watch in front of them on the desk so that invigilators can spot any suspicious behaviour.
So-called ‘smart watches’ - which can surf the internet and store information - have already been banned from exams.
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But now it is feared pupils may be flouting the ban by failing to declare that their wristwatch is a smart watch.
For those not familiar with the technology, it can be hard to tell the difference since many smart watches can have ordinary clock faces.
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In addition, some pupils may have been concealing answers underneath their watches, it is thought.
The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), which oversees exam regulations across the country, has included the new rule in its guidance.
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