– Stephen Twigg MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary
Had Michael Gove taken decisive action, we wouldn't be in this mess. Instead, he chose not to act in the interest of fairness. It shows just how out of touch he is.
Thousands of young people have already missed out on their college place, sixth form option or apprenticeship as a result of the Tory-led Government refusing to take responsibility.
It is reported that more than 45,000 school pupils will resit GCSE English exams next month following the grade marking fiasco. Figures given to the BBC by exam boards show that about one in 14 will redo the exam.