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200 Secondary Schools Failing To Reach Target For GCSE Passes

200 Secondary Schools Failing To Reach Target For GCSE Passes

  • Posted: Jan 24, 2013
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Nearly 200 secondary schools are on a Government “hit list” after failing to reach its minimum target for GCSE passes, exam league tables showed today.

In England, around 195 schools had failed to get 40%  per cent of their pupils to obtain five A* to C grade passes at GCSE including maths and English. Publication of this year’s league tables led to a “health warning” from leaders of the country’s secondary schools.

Brian Lightman, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said a number of schools had only failed to reach the target as a result of last year’s GCSE English grading fiasco, read more

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GCSE Fiasco: Report Blames Teachers’ Marking

GCSE Fiasco: Report Blames Teachers’ Marking

  • Posted: Nov 02, 2012
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The exams watchdog says it is shocked at how GCSE students were let down during this summer’s English marking fiasco.

During the summer exams Ofqual discovered the system is abused by the teachers who are under intense pressure to achive good grades, sais Ofqual.

Teachers in some of England’s secondary schools were guilty of “significantly” over-marking pupils’ GCSE English work this summer in order to boost results.

In a new report into read more

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GCSE Row Gove Refuses To Order Exam Regrade

GCSE Row Gove Refuses To Order Exam Regrade

  • Posted: Sep 03, 2012
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The Education Secretary is urged to make a statement to MPs after head teachers threaten legal action over grade boundary changes.

Education Secretary Michael Gove has said he will not overrule the exam watchdog’s decision not to re-mark GCSE papers in a row over changes to grade boundaries.

During the academic year, grades were changed halfway throw which annoyed lots of students because they haven’t got a grade they were expecting. Lots of schools and colleges are upset about this decision read more

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