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GCSE row: Unions urge WJEC to waive resit fees

Unions NAHT Cymru & ASCL Cymru have written a joint letter to WJEC, asking it to waive fees for re-sitting GCSE English Language units this summer.

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WJEC offers to show schools 10% of marked GCSE English Language papers free of charge

WJEC has sent a letter to schools offering to show them papers from January's GCSE English Language exam for 10% of pupils free of charge.

A small number of papers are being re-marked, because of inconsistency by one examiner - but WJEC said the vast majority were marked correctly.

Thousands of pupils got lower grades than they had expected

The board said the move would be an opportunity to "illustrate" marks and grades awarded.

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