Schools across the country are reporting that students who sat GCSEs in English have been harshly marked down. The result of the government’s exams regulator backed by the education secretary, Michael Gove, seeking to curb grade inflation, according to the Guardian report by Jeevan Vasagar:
Headteachers representing dozens of schools in England told the Guardian that, in some cases, students had been marked down by an entire grade compared with the results that teachers had predicted.
The results will be devastating for pupils who were expecting good grades and could trigger a loss of confidence in the exam system as students question their results when they receive them.
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Article source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/aug/23/gcses-schools