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Should GCSEs be scrapped?

Should GCSEs be scrapped?

Former skills minster and current chair of the Education Select Committee, Rob Halfon MP, has called for GCSEs to be scrapped. The exams regulator Ofqual reports that the number of people who understand GCSEs well has fallen since last year from 70 per cent last to just 62 per cent.


Alarmingly, over a third of employers are not aware that 9 is now the top GCSE grade, 23 per cent think 1 is the best grade and another 13 per cent haven’t a clue! Even more alarming is that six per cent of teachers think 1 is the highest GCSE grade!

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