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Students receiving GCSE English retake results

24/12/2012 Joanna
The near 50,000 children who retook their English GCSEs following the furor over grades earlier this summer are now receiving their results.

According to the BBC, approximately a third have been awarded at least a C grade, while the rest were awarded a D or lower.

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, some 31,000 students retook English language, with a further 16,800 re-sitting their English literature finals.

The grades were issued ahead of an expected legal ruling on the awarding of grades this summer, after teachers warned that changes to the boundaries meant as many as 50,000 teens received worse grades than they should have done.

As a result of the drop in the percentage of pupils passing English GCSE with at least a C grade, there was a large influx of appeals this year, with 276,000 challenges against marking. As a result, tens of thousands of grades have been changed at GCSE level.

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