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Failure to act on grading glitches

Ofqual identified a problem at the heart of this summer's English GCSE grading row almost three years ago, but failed to act, TES has reported. The watchdog had concerns that modular GCSEs created risks in maintaining standards as they allowed pupils to "bank" grades early. It came up with a potential solution - making module results provisional until the overall mark had been finalised - but decided not to implement it.

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