Government Claims Telegraph News Story is Misleading

The Government has rejected claims by the Daily Telegraph that Ofqual had stated that more children taking GCSE exams would receive incorrect marks.

A statement from the Government was issued saying:

“Today’s Daily Telegraph (22 Aug) contains both inaccurate and misleading statements in relation to new GCSEs. The assessment of new GCSEs has been designed to support 9 to 1 grading and we have not ‘warned’ about their use as suggested. The Ofqual report cited is not a commentary on the new grades and the selected excerpts within the story are taken completely out of context”.

The Daily Telegraph had reported:

“The exam watchdog warned that the new GCSE grading system will lead to more children getting the wrong marks, it has emerged.

A technical report published by Ofqual last year told of the “profound effect” that introducing more grade boundaries will have on students being awarded the correct mark”.