Primary Education News

21 Aug '14

News Pain for pupils as the ghost of Gove haunts their GCSE grades

Proportion getting grade C in English falls, but maths passes are up and overall results show modest increaseThe proportion of pupils getting at least grade C in English fell markedly on Thursday as 500,000 pupils received their results for the first time since Michael Gove overhauled GCSEs to make them more rigorous.Overall the pass rate in English fell by almost two percentage points from 63.6% in 2013 to 61.7% but some schools saw their success rates at English collapsing by as much as 20 percentage points, leading one teachers' leader to brand the outcome "a disgrace". Continue reading...

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