I'm in an utter nightmare with this one and I think my first initial thoughts are overwhelming me and I don't know how to deal with the situation. I've basically marked my Year 10 controlled assessment tonight and out of a class of 20, 15 of them have been caught with plagerising issues. For some it's the whole work, for others it's small areas but with the level of students that have plagerism I am completely freaking out for lack of a better term. I cannot submit this work for moderation, the whole group would be under threat. I marked their work a few weeks back and told them to make improvements; there weren't many issues with plagerism then. However now it seems that each of them have decided that the easier route is to plagerise; this isn't the odd sentence for some, it's huge amounts of work from websites. Their task is to do research on different things but they have taken that the wrong way. I have two groups of Year 10, one has absolutely no issues, one is full of plagerism. The plagerism group are significantly lower ability but as I'm a new teacher to them I feel like they are pushing their boundaries to an extreme. Their behaviour is under control but their attitude towards work seems to have come from a teacher they had last year who they completely walked over. Does anyone have any strategies for dealing with this? I'm even worried to tell my HOD because I'm worried I'll come under fire and this will be my fault. Right now I feel like a failure.