Schools begin legal action over GCSE changes

Students sitting their exams Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

At least five schools in the west country have begun legal action over changes to the GCSE marking system.

Many students who were predicted to get grade Cs in their English papers actually got Ds.

They want GCSE English exam papers taken in June to be treated the same as those taken in January earlier this year. Cheltenham's Bournside School and Colston School in Bristol are both involved.