Gove denies political interference in GCSEs

England's Education Secretary Michael Gove denied political interference in this year's GCSE results, as A*-C grades fell for the first time in the exam's history.

Mr Gove insisted exam boards made their own decisions about where to set grade boundaries, amid claims of last minute changes to English GCSE boundaries.

Head teachers are angry at a drop in the number of pupils who achieved at least a grade C in their English GCSE.

Michael Gove said exam boards would have made their decisions on grade boundaries "entirely free from any political pressure".

However, he added that he "would like to see GCSEs reformed".

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