Grade boundary changes blamed for poor GCSE results in Suffolk
Last-minute changes to grade boundaries for GCSEs last summer had a detrimental effect on overall Key Stage 4 results across Suffolk schools, a spokesman for the county council has said.
Thirty-one out of 37 schools in the county used the AQA examination board, which was widely believed to have adjusted its grade boundaries most drastically.
Data released last week showed Suffolk has fallen down the league table to 142nd out of 151 local authorities, with only 51 per cent of Suffolk pupils achieving five A* to C grades, including maths and English, compared to the national average of 59 per cent.
This disappointing rating comes as A-Level results for the same schools have been released showing a strong increase on last year.
On average in Suffolk, the number of points per student for ALevels has increased by 27 points compared to last year.
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Thursday 20 June 2013
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