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Final day of GCSE marking review

Thousands of students wait to hear whether their grades will rise Photo:

A judicial review into the summer's GCSE marking ends today.

Teachers, unions and councillors from the Calendar travelled to the Royal Courts of Justice for the two-day hearing. They are members of the "educational alliance" which has brought the case to court.

The alliance is challenging a decision by the exam boards to raise the boundary needed to get a grade C between January and June, as well as what they claim was a failure by Ofqual to address the situation. It claims that as a result of the decisions an estimated 10,000 pupils who took their English GCSE exam in June missed out on a C grade.

Almost 400 individual cases were involved in the bid for a judicial review. Mr Justice Cranston decided there should be an open court hearing after privately considering the merits of the application for permission to seek a review.

The Royal Courts of Justice could make the decision to quash the re-marking of papers, which led to the crucial down-grade from a C to a D.