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20,000 GCSE grades amended

Some 20,000 GCSE grades were changed this year as the number of queries from schools rose, official figures show. Secondary schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland submitted 101,100 GCSE papers for re-marking - a 7 per cent increase on 2009. A separate report found pupils were caught cheating more than 4,000 times in this summer's GCSE and A-level exams.

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