GCSE Legal Challenge Unsuccessful

When the GCSE results came out in August 2012, it emerged that a grade boundary had changed, and pupils who were expected to get a ‘C’ grade in English were awarded a ‘D’ grade.  A group of teaching unions, local authorities, schools, pupils and parents took the case of the grade boundary change to court.

On February 13th 2013, the High Court rejected their attempt to overturn the GCSE grades.

How does this affect your choice of school?

Some schools are in the position of having deflated English GCSE grades A* – C.  This should not be a cause for concern, if the deflation is a one off, for 2012 results only.  However, if the deflation began prior to 2012, or becomes a trend post 2012, then this is a cause for concern.



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