Labour supports calls for an independent inquiry into marking of GCSE exams - Twigg

7 September 2012

Stephen TwiggStephen Twigg MP, Labour Shadow’s Education Secretary, responding to the call for an independent inquiry into the marking of GCSE exams by the coalition led by NAHT and ASCL, said:

“This is an unprecedented coalition, reflecting the breadth of disappointment in Ofqual’s initial response to the GCSE English fiasco. It is clear that pupils, parents and education professionals, across the spectrum of schools, feel that pupils have been done a disservice.

“Whilst the Education Secretary Michael Gove says he is ‘saddened’ by the injustice that has been served to thousands of pupils, he is showing how out-of-touch he is with pupil opinion by refusing to take action. Labour supports calls for an independent inquiry to get to the bottom of this mess.”