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Student disqualified from Religious Studies exam then the decision was overturned.

Student disqualified from Religious Studies exam then the decision was overturned.

A student was disqualified from her GCSE exam after she was accused of making “obscene racial comments” by criticising  halal meat.

Abigail Ward, 16, a strict vegetarian, wrote during a Religious Studies exam in June that she found the idea of halal meat "absolutely disgusting".

 

The exam board OCR later disqualified Miss Ward from the exam, accusing her of making "obscene racial comments".

The decision was only overturned when her school, Gildredge House in Eastbourne, appealed the decision, insisting Miss Ward had been expressing her distaste for halal butchers and was not making any comment about Muslims.  

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