First of all, I'm sorry if this is the wrong forum, but I just want to raise a discussion. I study in Latvia and this is my last year at high school. On 5th of June we had an exam in mathematics (it's an exam that every high school finisher in Latvia must take, that's roughly 25 000 students (we're a small country)). I thought it was easy, some of my friends thought it was quite difficult. Anyway, later, in the evening news I heard the the exam had been available on the Internet in the previous night. Many kids had downloaded it and cheated. This makes a problem, because the grading scale is created depending on how the exam is written in the whole country. Hence, no matter how difficult or easy the exam is, the number of A levels won't change much from year to year. Now, if some kids cheat, they decrease the possibility of someone getting an A level without cheating. Now everyone is ranting that the exam should be redone, these results should be canceled. I was curious, does it happen in other countries as well? Can anyone give some similar experience or talk about how cheating is prevented in their country? P.S. I didn't cheat, I like math. Although I need an A, it's cvery important for my university application.