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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.

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Education officials tried to stop GCSE downgrade - minister

Education Minister Leighton Andrews has told AMs that Welsh officials were opposed to the controversial decision by exam regulator Ofqual to force GCSE grades downwards, a move since overturned in Wales. Mr Andrews said that because time was running out, officials reluctantly agreed to the change.

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