Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, Ofqual and the GCSE exam boards
United Kingdom

This open letter was initiated in Wakefield, Yorkshire.

It has already got the support of the following people:

Julie Craig, Head teacher The King’s High School, Wakefield
Kai Sheldrake, Head of English Carleton Community High School, Pontefract
Sally Kincaid, NUT Secretary Wakefield NUT
Fiona Millar, education journalist
Michael Rosen, Children’s author
Prof. Gus John, Education Consultant and Associate Professor, Institute of Education.
Dr. Lee Jerome Head of Initial Teacher Education, London Metropolitan University
Prof. Ken Jones Professor of Education, Goldsmiths University of London
Christine Blower, General Secretary NUT
Mary Bousted, General Secretary ATL
Sally Hunt, General Secretary UCU

Please add your name and circulate far and wide.

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On 23rd August, thousands of students were shocked to discover that the grade they had been predicted to achieve after 2 years of hard work had been downgraded, as exam boards, under pressure from Ofqual, took an arbitrary decision to raise grade boundaries.

Ofqual and the exam boards are treating students, and their teachers and parents, with contempt to make such radical changes at the end of the course. We believe that this has seriously compromised the life chances of thousands of students, students who now cannot begin the sixth form courses or apprenticeships they were looking forward to.

We are also concerned that Michael Gove has refused to intervene, despite admitting students have been treated unfairly.

We call upon him, upon Ofqual and upon the exam boards concerned to re-grade students, so that they are treated equally, whenever they took the exam.

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