Exam boards have criticised the rise in the number of 15-year-olds taking GCSE exams, with 91,000 children sitting the tests a year early.
Why oh why do we now get a significant increase in 15-year-olds taking GCSE?
Early entry does not benefit the students. The results are far lower for 15-year-olds - these qualifications are designed for 16-year-olds.
Students should be left to learn for those two years and that is what we would encourage.
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