GCSE results: English language 'comparable' as gap closes

Thousands of pupils around Wales are receiving their GCSE grades. Overall, Wales is continuing to close the gap with the rest of the UK. For English language, after shock low grades in January, the Welsh Government says final results are 'comparable' to last year, with only small falls.

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ASCL 'looking very closely' at today's GCSE results

Thousands of students will pick up their GCSE results later this morning, with many paying close attention to their English Language marks. It comes after 90% of students had to re-sit units from their January exams.

There are warnings that some pupils will suffer, but both the Welsh Government and exam board WJEC have pledged this year's pupils will not be disadvantaged.

Our made-in-Wales and regulated-in-Wales GCSE English Language caused over a hundred schools to complain when the first results were issued earlier this year.

We have all been promised that the problems will be sorted for the final results this summer. For the sake of our young people, we hope so. But more than just hoping for it, we'll be looking very closely at the results that are delivered.

– Robin Hughes, Association of School and College Leaders

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