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Teachers remain confident about GCSEs and A levels, says Ofqual

26/03/2010 Joanna
The vast majority of those in teaching jobs are confident about the quality of GCSEs and A-levels, a new report by Ofqul has said.

The exams watchdog has said that 94 per cent of teachers and 93 per cent of pupils described A-levels as "an important qualification".

According to Ofqual's annual exam perceptions report, 82 per cent of GCSE teachers believe that the majority of pupils got the right mark, while three quarters of pupils say they have been graded accurately.

Overall, confidence in the GCSE system remains high and has not changed from 2008, the report said.

Kathleen Tattersall, chair of Ofqual, said: "I am pleased to see that people's perceptions of A-levels and GCSE remains positive."

Meanwhile, the Conservative party has unveiled plans to overhaul the current examinations system, in a move that could signal the reintroduction of traditional A-levels, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

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