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Concern over marking of GCSE English papers
SCHOOLS in Hampshire have contacted Hampshire County Council , as the local education authority, with concerns about the marking of the GCSE English papers.
Councillor Roy Perry, Hampshire County Council’s executive lead member for children’s services, said some schools in Hampshire have seen an “unexpected decline in their English results.”
He added: “We will be supporting our schools in trying to resolve any outstanding issues. I am as keen as anyone that there should be rigour in all public examinations but we need to be sure this cohort of students has not been unfairly assessed with standards changed mid process.”
Around 14,000 pupils sat the exams this summer in Hampshire, and across the county 60 per cent achieved five A* to C grades, including English and maths – the Government’s benchmark. The figure includes academies.