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Former AQA examiner says retaking is ridiculous and unfair

11 October 2012 Last updated at 18:05 BST

More than 45,000 students will re-take their English GCSE exams in November after a row over this summer's results.

The exams regulator has admitted that pupils who took the tests in January were graded too generously in comparison to those who sat the papers in June.

BBC Radio 5 live's Victoria Derbyshire spoke to the former principal examiner of English at the AQA examination board and three students who failed to get a C in English.

John Neild said a re-sit was 'ridiculous' while Rebecca, Chase and Harrison from Morley Academy said they needed to take the exam again in order to get better results.

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