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GCSE row: Teacher accuses Ofqual of 'covering tracks'

A head teacher and former Ofqual board member has accused the organisation of "covering its own tracks" in its final report into this summer's GCSE grading row.

The exams watchdog says too much pressure on schools in England to get good GCSE grades led to over-generous marking of coursework by teachers.

John Townsley, Executive Principle of the Morley and Farnley Academies in Leeds, described the conclusion as "outrageous" and accused Ofqual of being "asleep" during the first part of the two-year course.

  • 02 Nov 2012
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