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English language report due to be published in Wales

31/03/2014 Kelly
Welsh education minister Huw Lewis is set to publish a response to the recent GCSE English language grading results after receiving the findings of a rapid review into the matter.

The response will be published tomorrow (April 1st), with officials in the Welsh Department for Education giving details on how best to resolve the situation, WalesOnline reports.

Mr Lewis is facing pressure to authorise the re-grading of affected papers and unions are expected to ask for pupils to be allowed to re-sit the exams free of charge.

Welsh exam board WJEC has already said it will re-mark 318 papers - less than one per cent of the total - having identified "slightly inconsistent" marking from one of the examiners.

Mr Lewis launched the review of GCSE English Language papers earlier this month in order to to identify factors behind the results and establish measures to support schools as they prepare learners for the June assessments.

He pledged to make reporting resources and continuing professional development events available to teachers, including post-exam review meetings.

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