reports that the Welsh education minister, Leighton Andrews, has ordered the WJEC exam board to re-award its GCSE English language grades for around 1,000 students. He said pupils had been the victims of an injustice.
It was revealed yesterday that Ofqual told Edexcel examiners to raise English GCSE grade boundaries just two weeks before results were made public. The examiners had said their marking was fair but were overruled by Ofqual.
John Townsley, executive principal of Morley and Farnley academies in Leeds, called for the head of Ofqual, Glenys Stacey, to resign. He accused her of "bullying" the exam boards.
Pressure is increasing for the 2012 GCSEs to be regraded – a link to a petition is here