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No re-mark for GCSE English exam, Welsh government says

There is no need to re-mark GCSE English exam papers which received poor grades, a report by the Welsh government has concluded.

Schools were left shocked by poor results for exams taken in January, which will contribute towards pupils' final marks this summer prompted the investigation

Education Minister Huw Lewis admitted "marking was severe" in his response to the report to AMs on Tuesday and added that the "results will stand but lessons will be learned".

He called on teachers to "exercise increased caution when predicting grades for learners", saying that data in the report showed "only in a minority of cases do teacher estimates match actual outcomes".

BBC Wales' education correspondent Arwyn Jones asked Mr Lewis whether he was disappointed schools had ignored his advice by putting forward additional pupils for the January exams.

  • 01 Apr 2014
  • From the section Wales
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