Scepticism over single exam

28th September 2012 at 01:00

The school exams revolution announced by Michael Gove will lead to more "wrong grades", according to Professor Robert Coe, whose work on GCSE grade inflation was cited by the government as it unveiled plans for English Baccaulaureate Certificates. It would, he said, be "near impossible" to test such a wide range of ability reliably in a single exam.

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