Seven Camden Schools Complain Over Downgraded GCSE Marks

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Seven secondary schools in Camden are demanding that Conservative Education Secretary Michael Gove rethinks the “devastating” impact of downgrading hundreds of English pupils at their schools.

Headteachers at Acland Burghley, Hampstead, Parliament Hill, South Camden Community School, La Sante Union, William Ellis and Camden School for Girls have signed a letter to Mr Gove expressing “shock” at the “real tragedy” of Thursday's GCSE fiasco.

English exam boards raised the grade boundaries for this year's English language GCSE, leading to massive drop in pupils getting crucial A-Cs at some schools.

The letter said Camden was “disproportionately” affected and that students' futures had been "thrown into disarray".

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