Exams U-turn for deaf pupils

15th September 2006 at 01:00
Changes to GCSEs and A-levels which would have penalised deaf pupils ha ve been abandoned in a U-turn forced by disability pressure groups and MPs.

The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority has scrapped proposals that would have led to deaf pupils losing a quarter of their marks in some exams if they could not pass listening tests in language exams.

The move follows a campaign led by the National Deaf Children's Society, which was supported by more than 50 MPs.

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