Guernsey

Guernsey Education minister happy with ICT investigation

Guernsey's Education minister said he was satisfied with an investigation into gaps in GCSE coursework undertaken by ICT students at La Mare de Carteret.

Deputy Robert Sillars announced on 24 May that omissions had become apparent and that students would be given additional help ahead of their exams.

Deputy Sillars said: "The school's quick remedial actions have helped ensure that students are able to progress successfully."

GCSE results are expected on 23 August.

'Sanctions imposed'

The investigation was conducted by the school's head teacher, Vicky Godley, and a senior member of the department.

Deputy Sillars said: "It would not be appropriate for us to discuss individual members of staff or any sanctions imposed."

However, he said: "We want to reassure students, parents and the wider community that we are satisfied that all necessary actions have been taken."

GCSE results at the school in 2011 prompted political resignations, after the number of students achieving five grades between A* and C, including English and maths, fell from 24% to 12%.

The Education Department then commissioned a review of secondary education, which identified "widespread underachievement" at the school.

In July, the department said it had achieved 22 of the review's 49 recommendations.

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