Maldon: School slackens grades needed for sixth form amid GCSE grading scandal (From Maldon and Burnham Standard)
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Maldon: School slackens grades needed for sixth form amid GCSE grading scandal
6:00pm Wednesday 5th September 2012 in Local News
A school has softened its sixth form entry requirements in an effort to accommodate pupils caught up in the GCSE marking row.
Maldon’s Plume School has adjusted requirements for its sixth form courses in an attempt to prevent pupils affected by the controversial grading shake-up from being unable to study the subjects they wanted.
The school’s stance comes as Ofqual announced on Friday that it would not order exam boards to re-grade this summer’s GCSEs in English and would instead offer resits in November.
Plume School headteacher David Stephenson said: “The national issue is very complicated because Ofqual have said that they won’t re-grade on mass but they are going to offer resits.
“At Plume we have taken what we think is a sensible view.
“We have addressed the problem by counting those with good Ds as having Cs and those with good Cs counting as Bs for courses at Plume.
“Of course, some students got a C and deserved a C."
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