Schools begin legal action over GCSE changes

Students sitting their GCSEs 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.

Penryn College and The Taunton Academy are among those challenging the exam regulators Ofqual and exam bodies. They want the papers to be marked in the same way as those taken earlier in the academic year.