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Headteacher Challenges Government Over GCSEs
A headteacher from Suffolk will be challenging the Government next week after it was announced that nearly fifty-thousand students will be re-sitting their GSCE English exam.
Geoff Barton, the headteacher at King Edward VI School in Bury St. Edmunds believes the English papers should have been re-marked not re-sat.
It’s after the results of many students across the UK had their results downgraded.
Mr Barton will now join other teachers, pupils, professional bodies and councils in legally challenging the Government.
He said: “Exams are stressful at the best of times. They [pupils] have had a long time since they were last taught English. And therefore I think that some of them will go into the exam without having been prepared.
“At our school there were around 50 students who got a grade D who were expecting a C. We’ve got a great team of English teachers with a very good track record so we don’t think there is a problem with there teaching.
“We’re now mounting a legal challenge. It’s in order for us to demonstrate that something really unfair happened in the summer..“
Across the UK 45,000 students will re-sit their English exams next month.
It was revealed that grade boundaries were raised between the January and June exam session causing many students to receive disappointing results.
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