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School to take GCSE legal action
11:00am Friday 2nd November 2012 in News
ST Gregory’s High School is taking legal action against the marking of GCSE English exam papers.
Warrington Borough Council confirmed the move yesterday.
It said that the school on Cromwell Avenue, Westbrook has launched legal action against the AQA and Edexel exam boards, and regulator Ofqual.
The claim relates to the decision to change grade boundaries during June’s English GCSE exam.
It meant that candidates needed to get more marks to attain a C grade, an important qualification for future opportunities.
St Gregory’s High School and the council are part of 150 schools, 42 English councils, six professional bodies and 167 pupils taking legal action.
They claim that around 10,000 pupils missed out on a C grade with marks that would have merited one months earlier.
Papers have now been served to the High Court.