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Unions criticise GCSE English language exam changes timing

Teachers' unions have criticised the Welsh government's decision to introduce changes to the GCSE English language course without any notice.

More prominence will now be given to the exam rather than course work and a unit is being withdrawn.

One union said it was a knee jerk reaction to the summer's GCSE English language debacle when many Welsh pupils received better results after a review.

The Welsh government said it had acted swiftly to "address an injustice".

Rebecca Williams, policy officer for Welsh teachers' union Ucac, told BBC Radio Wales she knew of at least one school that had already covered the unit being withdrawn.

Unions attack GCSE change timing

  • 15 Oct 2012
  • From the section Wales