Teacher: 'GCSE grading not fair'

In the Beijing Olympics we got more gold medals than ever before, this year we got more gold medals than in Beijing. Has the standards changed? No.

People have worked harder, like we have in our school, with extra classes to make sure children do the best they can, they fulfil their potential and because we’re doing well somebody is saying, ‘well that’s not right, you can’t do that well’. That’s not fair and it needs to be put right.

– Michael Barry, Principal, St Matthew Academy

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