Bolton GCSE resits won’t count in school league tables
SCHOOLS in Bolton will no longer benefit from pupils resitting GCSEs as the results will no longer count towards league tables.
The government has brought in the new rules to deter schools from rushing children into GCSEs too early.
A trend has developed in recent years that schools let pupils take exams early to get them out of the way if they pass.
If they do not do as well, they always can retake the exams further into their studies.
But the government want to clamp down on this practice, which saw 23 per cent of Maths students take their GCSE early last year, while 10 percent did so in English.
Education secretary Michael Gove said: “The evidence shows that candidates who enter early perform worse overall than those who do not, even after re-sits are taken into account.”
“It seems likely that candidates are being entered before they are ready, and ‘banking’ a C grade where their performance at key stage 2 would suggest that if they had continued to study the subject and taken the GCSE at the end of year 11 they could have achieved a top grade.”
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