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Students’ grades are being inflated as coursework replaces exams at universities across Britain, with some higher education institutions abandoning them entirely. A study has found that grades are rising as the use of coursework to assess learning increases, sparking fears that students are increasingly downloading essays and plagiarising academic work they find online. The research, conducted by the Sunday Telegraph using data published by universities, shows that coursework is increasingly replacing traditional exams and many courses in history, English, psychology and media are now 90 to 100 per cent coursework, especially at former polytechnics and new universities. Daily Mail