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Teachers 'marked GCSE too generously' says Ofqual

Too much pressure on schools in England to get good GCSE grades led to over-generous marking of coursework by teachers, the exams watchdog has concluded.

In its final report on the controversy over this summer's GCSE English exam, Ofqual says external examiners had to raise grade boundaries as a result.

It says pressure on schools to hit targets was to blame for the debacle.

Reeta Chakrabarti reports.

  • 02 Nov 2012