GCSE exam boards: Remark June 2012 English GCSE exams
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Secretary of State for Education
Michael Gove MP

GCSE exam boards: Remark June 2012 English GCSE exams

    1. Petition by

      Jodie and Lade

      344t34t43t, United Kingdom

Exam boards have unfairly changed the grade boundaries, marking down the English GCSE June 2012 participants in a bid to "maintain the worth of the GCSE" and ripped away the chances of the students who took the exams. Many who retook exams from January in June, put in hours, weeks and months of preparation but we received a grade lower in our English exams than if we had got the same mark in January.

A false consciousness was created and many of us put in hard work, thinking it would pay off and that we would achieve the grade we deserved for all the effort put into the exam. Instead, the chances of receiving the grades wanted, and needed, were stolen from the students and, for many of us, life chances were automatically affected.

Had students achieved the same results a few months prior to the recent exam, many of them would have received at least a grade above what they were given on results day. In 1998, 45% of people from a higher social class and a mere 20% of people from a lower social class participated in courses leading to higher qualifications. It's only natural that by 2012 these percentages have increased but this sudden unfairness may have just altered the chances young people have to take up a course in further education.

Many people claim that the children of today are the generation of the future, if that is true, why are our chances and achievements being destroyed?

Please join us in calling on the exam boards and the Education Secretary Michael Gove MP to consider a full re-marking for the June 2012 English GCSEs so we can restore the life chances of the students and allow them to receive the grades they deserve.

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Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Education
I've just signed the following petition calling on the GCSE exam boards and the Education Secretary Michael Gove MP to consider a full re-marking for the June 2012 English GCSEs.

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    • Adrian Sparkes STREET, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      It is quite wrong to move the goal posts in the middle of the game. Universities should be able to judge the entry requirements for a single year on results obtained in that academic year so, to ensure continuity, all the exams marked in that academic year should be assessed using the same criteria or it makes a nonesense of the entire process

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    • Kris Dickinson NEWCASTLE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      It is important for me because I need my grades to be the best and I need this for my life!

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    • maureen Edgar BARROW-IN-FURNESS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      Because thanks to politics my daughter did not get the grade she had worked hard for through no fault of her own. this is childrens futures they are playing with.

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    • Angela Anderson CAERFFILI, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      Students should be rewarded for their hard work and should not be treated as pawns in a political game

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    • Amara Adam LEICESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      I AGREE. Are the government trying to fail our country? I am doing my GCSE's and had this happened to me- I would be fuming. I sigh this on behalf of my generation- the teens who the government seem set on destroying.

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