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English GCSEs ‘will not be regraded’
10:58am Saturday 1st September 2012 in News
Headteachers have warned they could still mount a legal challenge over GCSE English, after regulator Ofqual said that this summer’s results would not be regraded.
The regulator’s initial report found that January’s GCSE English examinations were “graded generously” but the June boundaries were properly set. Students who gained their English GCSE this summer will be given an extra chance to resit in November, Ofqual said. But it would not be “revisiting” the June grade boundaries because it would “contradict our responsibility to maintain standards over time and make sure results are comparable year-on-year.”
After national results were published last week, angry headteachers claimed that boards had raised grade boundaries in English amid fears that too many children were going to get a C.
Jill Hodges, assistant director, education and skills, for City of York Council , said: “We are currently carrying out detailed analyses with our schools to enable us to have a full and complete picture. We will then consider appropriate next steps.”