Exam regulator Ofqual say, as a result of their findings, they have agreed:
- Revisiting the June grade boundaries would contradict our responsibility to maintain standards over time. The June boundaries are right
- It would not be appropriate to revisit the January grade boundaries. That would mean lowering the grades of other students leading to more concerns over unfairness
- Each of the exam boards offering GCSE English and English Language will provide an exceptional, one-off resit opportunity in November 2012
- Exam boards will review the advice and guidance they give to schools about GCSE English, including its structure and how grade boundaries are set
- School and colleges who have submitted an Enquiry About Result for a candidate due to concerns over grade boundaries can withdraw this and incur no cost if they no longer wish to pursue it
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