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Welsh minister orders GCSE regrade

Welsh Education Minister Leighton Andrews has issued a direction to examination board WJEC to re-grade this summer's English GCSE English language results for qualifications delivered in Wales.

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Teacher: Gove left dreams of GCSE students 'in tatters'

A teacher has written an open letter to Michael Gove accusing the Education Secretary of leaving the dreams of students "in tatters", after a decline in A* to C results.

Education Secretary Michael Gove. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Archive

Chris Edwards wrote: "They can't understand why someone would want to play around with their futures in such a cruel way and we, as teachers, should not have to be the ones to explain it to them.

"You have not simply moved the goalposts. You have demolished them, sold off the playing fields where they once stood and left the dreams of these youngsters in tatters."

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