North East pupils achieve biggest rise in GCSE results

North East pupils achieved the biggest rise in A*-C grades in the whole of England and Wales - despite changes to the exam system.

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GCSEs are 'getting harder each year'

As teenagers across the North East are collecting their GCSE results, exam boards and teachers are warning pupils and parents to expect 'volatile results'.

Ian Wilkinson, Head Teacher at George Stevenson High School, has spoken of the difficulties students face under the new exam process, which was brought in last September.

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