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Stabbed boy not given GCSE exemption.

Stabbed boy not given GCSE exemption.

A boy who says he cannot sit his GCSE exams after being stabbed may be held back a year because his exam board will not honour his predicted grades.

The 16-year-old lost part of his lung when he was knifed in the random attack in Enfield, north London, on 7 May.

The Joint Council for Qualifications (JQC) rejected pleas from his head teacher and MPs to award the pupil his predicted grades of A*-A.

It said candidates must complete 25% of their exams for the grades to qualify.

The Highfield School pupil said he was not "physically or mentally" ready to take any of his GCSEs.

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