Gove to face MPs over GCSE grading issues


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The Education Secretary, Michael Gove, and Glenys Stacey, the head of the exams regulator Ofqual, will give evidence to MPs about this summer's GCSE English grading crisis. Both will appear before the cross-party Commons Education Select Committee next week.

The general secretaries of England's two biggest headteachers' unions, the Association of School and College Leaders and the National Association of Head Teachers, will also give evidence. The move comes amid the continuing furore over the grading of this year's GCSE English exams.

The row began as national GCSE results were published last month and it emerged that GCSE English grading boundaries had been altered between January and June.

Headteachers have estimated that thousands of pupils are affected, with concerns centring on those who were expected to get a C but ended up with a D grade. PA