English GCSE lifeline for pupils

editorial image

HUNDREDS of Wigan pupils affected by this year’s GCSE grading controversy may yet see their June exam papers re-marked.

The Council is giving its support to a national campaign which calls for GCSE English exam papers taken in June this year to be re-examined in line with the papers taken by their fellow pupils in January.

Pupils from across England have been invited to join in the legal action taken today by schools, councils and professional bodies against exam regulator Ofqual and exam bodies AQA and Edexcel. The legal action is being taken by an alliance made up of 113 schools, 36 councils and 7 professional bodies from the length and breadth of England. In Greater Manchester, Salford and Manchester councils have also joined the petition.