Petitioning UK Parliament

Allow state schools to do 40% coursework in English exams - Provide a level playing field

To the House of Commons.

The petition of residents of the UK,

Declares that in independent schools, pupils sitting iGCSEs in English Language and English Literature can still take advantage of 40% coursework as part of their final mark and have the option of sitting their examinations in January or June; and further that this is not comparable to state-funded schools and offers an unfair advantage to independent schools.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to provide a level playing field in the rules applied to English Language and English Literature GCSE-level examinations in state-funded schools and independent schools, including provision for coursework and opportunities for sitting examinations.

 

References:

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/english-language-2015.html

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/english-literature-2015.html

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-international-gcses-and-edexcel-certificates/international-gcse-english-language-a2016

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-international-gcses-and-edexcel-certificates/international-gcse-english-literature-2016.html

http://everythingenglisheducation.co.uk/gcseversusigcseguess-who-benefits/

http://everythingenglisheducation.co.uk/english-examinations-state-100-gcse/

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