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NUT: Shambles over GCSEs utterly unfair and unacceptable

Commenting on Michael Gove’s response to the GCSE shambles in today’s Education Questions, Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union, said:

“The Secretary of State has to accept that the situation in relation to GCSE grades in English this year is utterly unfair and unacceptable.

“Now is not the time to stand on the sidelines debating the value or otherwise of GCSEs. There needs to be an independent inquiry into how pupils who would have achieved a C grade in January, got a D in June. There also needs to be an immediate regrading not re-marking of this year’s English exams.

“If Michael Gove fails to respond to these requests, the only option left will be to look at the possibility of legal action into this sorry state of affairs”. 

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