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Welsh minister orders GCSE regrade

Welsh Education Minister Leighton Andrews has issued a direction to examination board WJEC to re-grade this summer's English GCSE English language results for qualifications delivered in Wales.

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Michelle Obama 'inspiration' to GCSE students

US First Lady Michelle Obama has been described as an 'inspiration' by students who achieved outstanding GCSE results at a north London all-girl school.

Mrs Obama, who visited the students from Elizabeth Garrett Anderson school at Oxford University in May 2011, was praised today by students collecting their results.

Michelle Obama interacts with a student during a Q&A session at Oxford University, with students from the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson school. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Gabrielle Watts, 16, said Mrs Obama's speech motivated her to really try to achieve outstanding grades:

"It was really nice to see her again because I was here in the audience and that was inspirational enough but seeing her in Oxford - especially Oxford - that was really inspirational."

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