I hope this is just an absolute coincidence but there is an Amit Matalia who was previously accused by the University of Durham CEM of "...attempting to discover the confidential contents of test papers..."
The details of the National Arbitration Forum report which found against Mr Matalia can be found here:- http://www.udrpsearch.com/naf/1529420
There appears to be many ways to try and compromise the integrity of these tests.
I think it is an uncommon name and it's probably the same person. The udrp search is interesting...
The University claimed sitting mocks compromising the testing process. Really? This is not what the Hearald article implies. How can a test that is supposed to be resistant to prepping be compromised? Why does the University object to the legal right to sit tests outside catchment? Birmingham schools do not have catchments. I think around half of Walsall grammar children live outside catchments.
There is no way he he could find out content, unless it was from children who sat the test, yet WCC and the University refused to accept children remember content, and from the Herald this seems to still be the case.
I cannot see the logic of not holding the supplmentary dates on a Sunday. With SATs children have tests daily. Why cannot children sit two 11+ tests on two consecutive dates. It is not too much, it's just a 90 min test taking 2 hours to administer. Children do more than 2 hours school work a day.
Many of the children who sat tests late used the Bham tests as free mocks. I know a certain tuition centre recreated questions and passed them on to late sitters. I know of late sitters who knew content.
I am afraid I agree with what Mr Matalia says. It makes perfect sense. Yet WCC publically denies there is an issue. I think Durham and the Council are guilty of double standards. Think about why Sats, GCSEs and A level tests are not held on seperate days. If you miss a Sats tests, you cannot take it on another day.