GCSE students in Britain may have their papers marked in Spain because of a lack of examiners.
A jump in exams taken in June and July has led to a dearth of qualified examiners.
Under proposals being looked at by the OCR, one of the UK’s biggest exam boards, marking could be sub-contracted abroad to countries like Spain.
The OCR’s sister organisation, the CIE, already sends international GCSE papers to Spain to be evaluated.
The OCR say it needs 5,000 more examiners by 2016.