Students collect their GCSE results at the JCB Academy in Rochester
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English GCSEs will not be regraded

England's exams regulator, Ofqual, has refused to order exam boards to regrade this summer's English GCSE in a row over this year's results.

It acknowledged grade boundaries had changed part way through the year, but stood by the new June grading system.

Instead of regrading, pupils would be offered early resits in November, Ofqual said.

Head teachers' union, ASCL, said the move was wholly unacceptable and is threatening legal action.

Chris Buckler reports.

  • 31 Aug 2012
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