A Darlington Academy claims some of its GCSE exam results were wrong and staff are angry that the 'inaccuracies' will affect the school's place in the league tables.
St Aidan’s Church of England Academy, in Hundens Lane, was expecting to announce its best GCSE results to date, but English marks have pulled down its overall percentage.
Today, OCR responded to claims that English boundaries had changed: "Our responsibility is to ensure that, overall, we maintain standards as we move to the new specifications and this, inevitably, has an impact on the setting of the boundaries.""Whilst significant increases in coursework or controlled assessment boundaries from one examination to the next are not desirable, all the examination boards needed to raise these this summer."
"Overall, the awarders were confident that the right standards had been carried forward for the new English specifications to meet the regulator's expectations of comparable outcomes in these subjects."