Education Minister defends GCSE regrade in Wales

Education Minister Leighton Andrews has defended his decision to order the Welsh exam board WJEC to regrade 2,386 English Language GCSEs in Wales. Mr Andrews told AMs that the original move to lower grades was 'unjustified and unfair' and said the regraded results are now 'fairer and truer.'

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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.