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Pupils celebrate GCSE success but how have changes in the exams affected the grades?

It was another nerve-racking day for students across the region as they collected their GCSE results.

The exams watchdog had warned schools to expect "volatility" in grades after a number of changes to the exams took affect - and there are many more still to come.

However, there was still plenty to celebrate.

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Norwich headteacher delighted with results in "turbulent year" for GCSEs

Students embrace in Corby.
Students embrace in Corby. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Students across the region have been collecting their GCSE results this morning.

Schools throughout the East had received letters from the qualifications watchdog to warn that changes to the exams would have led to a lot of volatility in grades.

One headteacher said some schools would have seen their results drop this year - but there was still plenty to celebrate at his school.

"This is a very turbulent year for GCSEs.

There's been some real changes that have taken place with the qualifications.

So, it's not the case that I would expect all schools to continue to improve but we're pleased that we have managed to improve our results here."

– Brian Conway, Headteacher, Notre Dame High School, Norwich

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Students across the region find out their GCSE results

Students celebrate their GCSE results at Burnt Mill Academy in Harlow this morning.
Students celebrate their GCSE results at Burnt Mill Academy in Harlow this morning. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Thousands of teenagers across the region have been finding out their GCSE grades today.

The proportion of GCSE exam students awarded at least a C grade has risen for the first time in three years, official figures show.

Just over 68.8% of exam entries scored A*-C (up 0.7 percentage points on last summer) according to statistics published by the Joint Council for Qualifications.

In wasn't such a good year for English results though. 61.7% of English entries scored a C or higher, down 1.9 percentage points from last summer.

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Norfolk: Ofsted to investigate schools tip-off claims

Sir Michael Wilshaw.
Sir Michael Wilshaw. Credit: PA

Claims that three schools in Norfolk were tipped off about inspections are to be investigated by Ofsted.

Ormiston Victory Academy, Great Yarmouth Primary Academy and Thetford Academy have all denied allegations that they received more than the regulation half day's notice of a forthcoming inspection.

Ofsted says a review of all three inspections will now be carried out, as well as a wider examination of how information about its schedules are handled.

"Ofsted’s reputation for inspecting without fear or favour is absolutely central to all that we do. I am determined to protect our integrity in this area.

In light of the serious nature of the concerns raised, I have asked Sir Robin Bosher, Ofsted’s Director, Quality and Training, to carry out a review of the circumstances of these specific inspections and the wider handling of the sharing of information about our inspection schedules.

If any evidence comes to light that proves anyone within Ofsted or our contractors has shared information inappropriately, I will have no hesitation in taking the strongest possible action.”

– Sir Michael Wilshaw, Chief Inspector of Schools

Finances - not grades - will decide whether students go to university

Thousands of teenagers across our region have picked up their A-level exam results today.

Overall the pass rate dropped for the first time in more than 30 years.

Here in the east the number of A* grades awarded increased very slightly - by 0.5% - as A grades fell by 0.4%.

But for many, it is not the grades but financial considerations which will decide whether or not they head to university.

Serena Sandhu reports from Essex.


Former Norfolk headteacher charged with further sexual assaults

A former Norfolk headteacher - who is set to stand trial later this year for a series of historical sexual offences - has been charged with 14 more assaults.

David William Tuohy, of White House Road, Oxford, is accused of 14 indecent assaults against four pupils at an independent school more than three decades ago.

All charges relate to boys aged under 16.

The offences are alleged to have taken place between the mid-1970s and the early 1980s at Eccles Hall School, now known as the New Eccles Hall School, at Quidenham near Attleborough.

Tuohy will next appear at Norwich Magistrates' Court on 29 August 2014.

The 82-year-old was previously charged with four counts of sexual assault and four further serious sexual offences against a boy under the age of 13 in the mid-1970s.

He pleaded not guilty to those charges last month and is due to stand trial at the end of November.

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