Education Secretary Michael Gove told the Commons Education select committee that the GCSE grading row shows the need for reform. He said:
As this committee has identified, we have a problem with competing exam boards all seeking to offer the same qualification.
Ofqual denied applying pressure to exam boards to change their grades, saying it was merely playing its proper role in regulating standards.
Schools alliance have announced they have formed an alliance to demand an independent inquiry into the GCSE English grading fiasco.
Exams regulator, Ofqual is to look again at some GCSE English results amid claims that thousands of students have been treated unfairly.