Report: Gove stops schools from 'gaming' GCSE system

Students sitting their GCSEs will only have results counted from their first exams to stop schools from "gaming" the system to improve their league table rating, the Department of Education announced today according to The Guardian.

Education Secretary Michael Gove claimed some schools were "cheating" the system by allowing students to sit exam papers a year or more before required.

The school is in effect gaming the system by not thinking what is in the best interests of the student but using the student as a means of gathering points so the school itself can look better and that is, in a word, cheating.

– Education Secretary Michael Gove, cited in The Guardian