Kevin Brennan MP, Labour’s Shadow Schools Minister, commenting on the final Ofqual report into the GCSE English fiasco today said:
“Pupils shouldn’t be punished for this shambles. Michael Gove and David Cameron look utterly incompetent and out of touch. This GCSE fiasco has dragged on for months, with thousands of pupils being left on the scrapheap.
“The Government has the power to sort this out – as has already happened in Wales. Now pupils and teachers are being forced to go to the courts to seek justice – that is ridiculous.
“We need for these exams to be regraded and for a full, independent inquiry into Michael Gove’s GCSE fiasco.”
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