20 Aug '14

News GCSE results tipped to improve but schools reliant on resits may suffer

Expert says overall grades could go up while ban on mid-course exams will affect some schools more than othersSchools with a challenging intake are likely to fare particularly badly on Thursday when 500,000 pupils receive the results of GCSEs taken for the first time under reforms championed by Michael Gove, a leading academic has said.Professor Alan Smithers said Gove's decision to force pupils to take all the exams at the end of their course, instead of letting them sit exams for some course units early, would disadvantage those schools that relied on resits to push pupils over the crucial grade C barrier. Continue reading...

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