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GCSE regrade row on the Herefordshire/Wales border
9:10am Saturday 22nd September 2012 in News
A POSTCODE lottery has deepened the confusion for GCSE English students.
Gary House , headteacher of Lady Hawkins ’ School in Kington , said students studying in Herefordshire and living in Wales could miss out on an improved re-grade now seemingly available to teenagers living in Herefordshire and taking exams in Wales.
Mr House, in last week’s Hereford Times , told how his pupils ’ English marks were adversly affected by boundary changes between C and D grades in English.
The result was that fewer pupils in Kington achieved top grades in the summer.
Mr House said he would just like to see all students treated fairly.
“A student living in Wales who took an exam in Wales would be regraded but their twin living at the same address in Wales but who took the same exam in England would not be re -graded ,” he explained.
“I want to see all papers re-graded asthey would have been before the grade boundary changes.”
A move by the Welsh government earlier this month to re-grade Welsh papers caused controversy, as no re-grades have been offered over the border in England.