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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Gove: Welsh minister 'mistaken' to order regrade

In case you were in doubt, Michael Gove has made it crystal clear he does not agree with the Welsh education minister.

Yesterday, Leighton Andrews ordered the exam board WJEC to regrade its English language GCSE, after thousands of students were awarded D grades when they were expecting Cs.

But in front of the Education Select Committee this morning, the Education Secretary condemned what Mr Andrews did. He called it 'irresponsible', 'mistaken' and a 'regrettable political intervention' and told him to think again.

He even went as far as to say that it's children in Wales who've been disadvantaged because of this decision to upgrade marks.

I doubt many students in England will agree. So expect more legal challenges from schools and individuals in England.

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