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No rush to judgement over a schools poor GCSE results.

No rush to judgement over a schools poor GCSE results.

Schools which struggled with new GCSE exams and saw grades dip as a result will be looked upon sympathetically by education officials, it is understood.

Heads' leader Malcolm Trobe said it was understood at "ministerial level" that caution was required before rushing to judge schools on these results alone.

GCSE results dropped slightly in England after pupils sat new, tougher exams in English and maths.

Mr Trobe said schools' widely differing results now needed to be digested.

He said the union of which he is the deputy general secretary, the Association of School and College Leaders, had been holding talks at the highest level about judging the ability of schools to cope with the new exams.

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