BREAKING: First Year Italian exam cancelled

Reports of a ‘serious problem’ led to people being told to leave the exam room

Cambridge Cambridge University Exams Italian mml problem Sidgwick

An Italian exam for ab initio students due to be sat at 9am has been cancelled due to a ‘serious problem’. 

First Year Italian students were asked to leave the room where they were due to be sitting their ITA1 ‘Uses of Italian’ paper after an invigilator came into the room and informed them that they could not sit the paper.

A student meant to be sitting the exam told of how the Senior Secretary of the Department of Italian told student about the problem, and spoke outside the Lecture Block at Sidgewick Site, where the exam was taking place, of the possibility of rescheduling it.

The exam took place at Sidgwick Site, where students waited in confusion to be told what was going on

The exam took place at Sidgwick Site, where students waited in confusion to be told what was going on

Following this, the students had confirmation that the exam had been fully cancelled, but were assured that they would ensure nobody was disadvantaged by the exam.

Although it still has not been confirmed the exact reason why the exam was cancelled, some students sitting the exam said that the paper or the answers themselves may have been leaked online.

One student expressed their anger at the situation, saying ‘Why the fuck doesn’t this uni have spare exams?’

Students were left in an atmosphere of confusion

Students were left in an atmosphere of confusion

 Student Jay Kaur, who was meant to be taking the exam this morning said “It was a bit strange but exam cancelled, can’t really complain.” On the general atmosphere after the announcement, she spoke of how ‘everyone was a bit edgy at first’ and that there was a ‘general confusion amongst the group’.

Ultimaltey, Jay concluded of the incident ‘It just goes to show that exams aren’t the be all and end all, preparing for the exam meant that my Italian got so much better and that’s enough for me’.

A University spokesperson said: “The examination for MML Tripos Part 1A, Ab Initio Italian, ITA1 Use Of Italian, which was due to take place today at 9am, has been unable to proceed after the discovery of a procedural irregularity.

The Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and the Board of Exams hope to have this matter resolved shortly and be able to announce what measures will be put in place, which may include a revised examination date.

If you have any further queries, please contact your College tutor.”

 This story is ongoing and will be updated with details as they appear.