Union joins others in challenging exam board over GCSE fiasco


The NUT has formally issued High Court proceedings against exam regulator Ofqual and two exam boards over the summer’s GCSE fiasco.

In August, Ofqual admitted changing grade boundaries during the course of the year so a student sitting an exam in June would have needed to have done better than a student sitting the same exam in January to achieve the same grade.

Now the NUT, together with teachers’ professional bodies, local councils and schools, is to serve papers on Ofqual and exam boards AQA and Edexcel.
General secretary Christine Blower said: “It is a dreadful shame that it has come to this. The Education Secretary should have taken the lead from Wales and re-graded this year’s English GCSEs.  The NUT, as part of a coalition of other interested parties, has been left with no option but to try and redress through the courts the great injustice suffered this year by schools and pupils.”

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