General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, Brian Lightman
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ASCL: 'Resits are not the answer'

More than 45,000 students from England are to retake their English GCSEs in a special resit for students caught up in the row about grading.

The figure, which has been given to BBC News by exam boards amounts to about one in 14 of those who took the exam this year.

Many complained that grade boundaries had been unfairly altered and that they had missed the chance of places at university or on apprenticeship schemes.

Brian Lightman, from the Association of School and College leaders, is unhappy about next month's re-sit.

  • 11 Oct 2012
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