School and college leaders from across Lancashire have thrown their weight behind a national campaign calling for an urgent independent investigation into the GCSE grading controversy.
An alliance has been formed led by the National Association of Head Teachers and the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL). Other teaching unions are also involved including those representing the e major independent schools.
The row follows the raising of grading requirements for English GCSE part way through the year whcih resulted in pupils who took tests early had lower benchmarks.
Liz Laverty, Lancashire spokesman for the Association of School and College Leaders said: “ASCL recognises that the interim report from Ofqual provides a vitally important analysis of the issues around English GCSE grading and raises huge questions about the integrity of our qualifications system.
“However it fails to address the key issue that the standards applied during the year have been inconsistent with devastating consequences for many thousands of students.”