Academic honesty means ensuring that work which is submitted is a students’ own work, including their own ideas expressed in their own words. Failing to do this is academic dishonesty and it amounts to gaining an unfair advantage. There are many forms of academic dishonesty, including:
Depending on the nature of the incident, Braintree Sixth Form may have to report a suspected incident of plagiarism to an Awarding Body and this could lead to a student being barred from sitting exams, or examination results in all subjects being withdrawn and cancelled.
Braintree Sixth Form must treat academic honesty very seriously and students who are guilty of academic dishonesty will be subject to a range of penalties, which, depending upon the seriousness of the incident could include: