Letter: Results that don't bear examination

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Sir: I believe there is a discrepancy between exam boards when marking GCSEs. My daughter gained a D grade in GCSE maths last year and elected to retake the exam, using another board. During one year she re-submitted two pieces of coursework which had gained C grades the previous year and, to her astonishment, both were marked with an A. It is difficult to have confidence in a system which permits differing standards from one board to another.

Yours faithfully,

ITA M. KELLY

Chandler's Ford, Hampshire

3 September

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