Just noticed this:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-37462647
After my son completed the CSSE exam he told me two/three children had said to him that they had already seen the paper and memorized the answers, I did not think anything of it and told him that the boy's are just boasting, however having now seen this article do we have anything to worry about?
I would be very, very surprised, as the papers are written in-house and as far as I am aware there has never been any hint of impropriety within the schools when it comes to the conduct of the exams. It is possible that the passage came from a book that they had looked at with their tutor, or even, just possibly, read off their own bat?
Personally, I would put it down to boasting on the part of the children concerned. (I hesitate to add, 'bit of a boy thing', but...).