Shadow Education Secretary, Stephen Twigg
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Twigg: GCSE marking 'must be fair', says Labour

There has been a fall in the proportion of GCSEs awarded an A*-C grade, for the first time since the exams were introduced 24 years ago.

This year's results show 69.4% of entries earned grades A*-C, compared with 69.8% last year.

Shadow Education Secretary, Stephen Twigg, told BBC News that while there was a case for reforming the GCSE system, a return to O-Levels was not the answer.

  • 23 Aug 2012
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