GCSE regrade row

The Welsh Government was warned that regrading GCSE exams in English would 'seriously damage' the integrity of the qualification. The comments were made by the WJEC exam board in emails released by the Welsh Government.

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Over 2,000 GCSE students to have English Language grades increased

The WJEC has confirmed that over 2,000 GCSE students will have their English Language grades increased.

The exam board was ordered to re-grade the papers by Education Minister Leighton Andrews following concerns over a change in grading boundaries introduced mid-way through the academic year.

It has been confirmed that 1,202 students will have their grades increased from a D to a C and 598 from a C grade to a B.

The lowering of grade boundaries also meant there were some changes at other grades, resulting in an overall figure of 2386 receiving raised grades.

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