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Oxford student 'faked A-level results'

Oxford University is investigating claims a student lied about his A level grades to win a university place.

A report in the student newspaper, Cherwell, claimed a first-year student "forged parts of his UCAS application".

The university has not confirmed the identity of the student or said whether he has been suspended.

But a spokesperson said "an allegation a student made false claims as part of the admissions process" was being investigated.

"It is impossible to eliminate the risk of fraudulent behaviour altogether," the spokesperson added.

"Checking the veracity of individual applications is a challenge for the whole university sector."

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