By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools


8:10 am - August 23rd 2012

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Last night it appeared that the 2012 GCSE English results have been deliberately manipulated by changing the grade boundaries at the last minute so that more children fail or get lower grades.

The story began to emerge on the TES forums earlier yesterday.

It gradually became clear over Twitter that this was national situation and speculation began that deliberate political interference from the DfE was behind this.

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As teachers, pupils and parents began to worry about their own situation it became clear when the Telegraph publish a story entitled GCSE results 2012: ‘failing’ schools threatened with closure exactly what was happening.

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It works like this:

1. Government put up the “threshold” for intervention in schools to 40% pass rate A-C in 5 subjects including Maths and English from 35%

2. Government manipulate the exam boards to change the thresholds so fewer children pass English

3. Hundreds of schools now eligible for “intervention” and are forced to become academies run by chains favoured by the DfE

Yes it really is that simple and blatant.

The problem is Gove seems to forget that the collateral damage here is to real children. Whatever you think to GCSE exams moving the goalposts in the middle of the game seems a particularly cruel thing to do. Especially when the victims are our children.

More later today on the GCSE results impact.


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What is just as interesting is that the mainstream media has ignored this (with the exception of the Guardian). Even the Independent is not running this story. The Torygraph is using technocratic language about grades and the BBC is effectively presenting a one-sided story entirely from the Tories’ point of view.

There is a scandal here as children are deliberately failed in order for Gove to be able to privatise schools. This is Russian-style corruption pure and simple, except, unlike in Russia, children are the victims.

I suspect the reason why this hasn’t garnered greater scandal in the papers is because it’s dog bites man. Fucking about with thresholds at the last minute in order to downgrade loads of pupils has been a feature for, well, I recall it being brought to my attention around 2003, and I don’t think it was exactly a new thing then either.
Admittedly in those cases it was in a effort to maintain the ‘exclusivity’ of an A grade rather than a political attempt to reshape schooling across the nation.

It’s all hysterical cobblers IMO. Compare the facts first:

This year’s results show 69.4% of entries earned grades A*-C, compared with 69.8% last year.

There is also a fall in the proportion of pupils receiving the top A* and A grades, down to 22.4% from 23.2%.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-19349444

4. Chaise Guevara

I think they always set the thresholds at the last minute, or pretty close to it, because you need to get the results back first – if you set the thresholds ahead of time, then find that the results mean that 80% of kids got As, you have a problem.

The rest sounds dodgy as hell, of course. I think the acid test will be whether the Tories are honest in comparing this year’s results to historical ones, or whether they try to pretend that the disparity is down to a fall in standards rather than changed rules. Hopefully Labour will be helpful and make sure to remind Gove of the details when this comes up in Parliament and the media.

5. margin4error

Going to be fun to see comments on this one.

Basically national results are adjusted each year to ensure they are equivelent to the previous year.

This is often overlooked when idiots complain that exams are getting easier – because many people are not capable of thinking beyond a zero sum game (and thus reflect that new teaching methods and technologies and so on generate better results over time).

The other thing that is seductive about the complaint that exams are getting easier is self-interest and our sense of self-worth being diminished. Kids getting better exam results than us are better educated than us – but being older we don’t like to admit that too comfortably – so “but it is easier now” is a rather easy get-out for our egos.

So it will be fun to see how the usual bastions of such ill-informed ranting feel about exams “getting harder” this year…

That’s all quite aside from the corruption behind gifting our schools to members of the government and their friends to make money from. That’s a national disgrace and in other countries would see criminal charges bought when the new government gets in (partly to justify taking the property back without paying for it).

Yes let’s look at the relevant facts. Some 63.9% of entries for English were graded A*-C, compared with 65.4% last year. So a 1.5% change which is significant. That means another 10,000 children failed compared to last year. Of course English is particularly significant as schools are graded on the % of children getting 5 A-Cs including Maths and English.

In addition to this there is clear evidence that some schools have been hit disproportionately hard reporting 10% changes or more with no apparent reason other than the grade boundary changes that we know for a fact took place between Jan and June.

Put simply if you sat a paper in January the passmark was a good deal lower than the same paper in June. It seems the combination of when a paper was sat, what Board etc has made huge difference to a large number of pupils and schools.

You see conspiracy. I just see the usual political meddling carried out by all political parties since education become controlled by the state.

Don’t forget that Labour dumbed down educational standards by allowing stuff like classes for nail technicians and weak subjects like citizenship. How many children leave school able to read and write now. Fewer than it was in the 80s. And don’t blame that on the Tories, that was Labour.

The Tories are just the same as Labour. The only difference is the type of meddling. Labour dumb down educational standards to make it “fairer” for everyone. So you also get stuff like competitive sports being banned because it’s unfair that a child wins when everyone of them should win. Tories do it by changing standards to make the stats look better. Neither do it for the benefit of the children.

What education really should be is the teaching of some basic literacy and numeracy to allow them to live in society. The rest should be in training them to be learn so that they have the right analytical skills for any subject, be it sociology or physics. The end result is to make them hireable by companies because that is where 99% of people end up. Working.

All this should be free of state set standards. The only thing that matters are results which employers understand. So it could be any test or exam or coursework, so long as the employers can see how good a school leaver is.

“The gap between girls and boys stalled at the very top grades, with 18.9% of boys’ entries achieving an A* and A, compared to 25.6% of girls’ entries – a percentage gap of 6.7%, the same as there was in 2011.”
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/education/f-for-falling-why-have-gcse-results-fallen-for-the-first-time-in-exams-history-8075771.html

Obviously, this is blatant discrimination against boys compounding the present woeful situation that a majority of undergraduate students at Britain’s universities are now women. It didn’t used to be like that. Something must be done.

9. margin4error

Bob

That’ll be all those nail technician gcse’s introduced by labour. Ain’t that right SadButMadLad?

Simpler and yet more blatant:

1) Fiddle results

2) Sell schools

3) Profit!

What is genuinely puzzling about the spatial distribution of GCSE results is why some Local Education Authorities regularly rank at or close to the top of the league table, based on the average attaiment of candidates in the exams, while others regularly rank at or near the bottom.

The predictable explanations of local poverty or high local spending on schools don’t work well under scrutiny. Some relatively affluent or high spending authorities only get middle ranking.

1st the A-level results were down and now the GCSE results. In previous years when Governments were calling for all to go to Uni the results were amazing, now when the money becomes tight grades suddenly fall sharply.
I don’t believe in coincidence.

13. margin4error

Bob B

The exceptions of those that end up in the middle (as was your example) don’t mean there isn’t a trend that holds true. Statistical anomalies are a real thing and don’t negate the value of analysis.

What bothers me is that no one ever publishes that kids born in the first half of the academic year outperform kids born in the second half of the academic year.

Errm… this is a ridiculous article. You’ve taken one school having problems with one module of one examination and extrapolated it into a conspiracy…..

I have certainly NOT taken just one school, if you follow my Live Blog at http://blog.hargrave.org.uk/2012/08/liveblog-gcse-results.html you can see many examples of schools affected.

See just for an example this report from our local East Anglia Daily Times http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/west_suffolk_gcse_joy_tempered_by_concern_at_drop_in_english_results_1_1491066

Lots of our local Suffolk schools are affected. Of course you are welcome to disagree with my “conspiracy” theory but you are completely wrong in fact to suggest I based it on one school.

i just did my GCSEs and i got the results today it was good except for the english which should have been Cs. i got some Bs in the exams and some Cs but the overall grades in english language and literature are Ds my friend got Bs instead of the As she deserved thanks a lot michael gove most of the 16 year olds this year have done crap in english just because he wants to sell off schools and make money for the government he didnt care about the teenagers getting bad results this year. otherwise i would have only had 1 D overall

M4E: “What bothers me is that no one ever publishes that kids born in the first half of the academic year outperform kids born in the second half of the academic year.”

My understanding was that kids in the same class who were born early in the academic year tended to outperform kids who were born late in the academic years because they are older, although the advantage disappears as all get older.

Later research has turned up all sorts of associations with birth timing, includling premature births, births during hot summer months, and note this observation from epigenetic research:

During the Hunger Winter (the Dutch famine of 1944-1945) the west of the Netherlands suffered from an extreme lack of food. It now appears that the limited food intake of mothers who were pregnant during this period altered the genetic material of embryos in the early stages of development. The effects of this can still be observed some sixty years later. These alterations are not changes in the genetic code, but a different setting for the code which indicates whether a gene is on or off. This is known as epigenetics. One of the main processes in epigenetics is connecting the small molecule methyl to DNA.
http://www.news.leiden.edu/news/dutch-hunger-winter.html

The Överkalix study was a study conducted on the physiological effects of various environmental factors on transgenerational epigenetic inheritance. The study was conducted utilizing historical records, including harvests and food prices, in Överkalix, a small isolated municipality in northeast Sweden. The study was of 303 probands, 164 men and 139 women, born in 1890, 1905, or 1920, and their 1,818 parents and grandparents. 44 were still alive in 1995 when mortality follow-up stopped. Mortality risk ratios (RR) on children and grandchildren were determined based on available food supply, as indicated by historical data.
Wikipedia

Note, especially, the transgenerational inheritance of epigenetic factors

i got my results today my english results were bad they should have been Cs but nooo thanks to a clever guy called michael gove they are now Ds he just wanted to make money by selling off schools and making money for the government but he didnt think about the impact it had on the people who got their results this year we are only kids and he has just made me so upset i dont know how im going to get into a good university or find a good job thanks to him. i ll be old enough to vote in the next elections and i am definately not voting for them i dont want the same thing to happen to my sister when she does her GCSEs just for the greed for money for the government. i am literally shocked. gove is probably an italian man who is pretending to be british and is intending to make teenagers in england get bad grades in their GCSEs. oh wait he’s already done it. i think we should all get papers remarked and get given the grade we all deserve.

and also they should give higher grades to teenagers born later in the year so who are the youngest in they year.i am. i got my results today and im still 15 i turn 16 on the 28th august if i was born a few days after i would have been in yr10 but now im thinking that would have been best for me

7@ SadMadLad

Nail technician lessons
http://www.coursesplus.co.uk/trainingcourses/64694-complete-nail-technician-diploma.php

under a Tory government, nail techinician training is £550, classroom teacher training £9000 – 27000.

Of course, without nail technicians, we would not have had so many great gold medal ceremony pics. And there is more work in this than a Sociology GCSE.
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Hard evidence from FT research that school location counts:

London state schools have completed a startling turnround and are now the best in England, a Financial Times analysis of 3.5m children’s examination results has found.

Children in some of the poorest areas of the capital outperform those in many of the country’s most affluent boroughs, the study shows.

The FT analysed pupils’ GCSE performance in English, mathematics and their three best other subjects over the past six years.

On this measure, without any adjustments, in 2006 London was the fourth-placed region out of nine. By 2011, it was comfortably in first place. [5 August 2012]
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2c0866fe-dbca-11e1-aba3-00144feab49a.html?ftcamp=published_links%2Frss%2Fworld_uk_politics%2Ffeed%2F%2Fproduct#axzz24NGGCT8E

Based on my experience with science courses with controlled assessment, this does not seem that unusual. I don’t know how this English course works, and am happy to be corrected on any of the points below, but its worth mentioning the following:

1) Sounds like this was a new course. First results on a new course are often odd – most often raw marks are unusually low because some centres have not fully adapted to the new specification. This is usually ‘corrected’ with more generous raw mark to ums conversions (changing the ‘grade boundaries’). Such methods are known to lead to systematic grade inflation as the subsequent year will be calibrated against the ‘adjusted’ year so the ‘boost’ becomes frozen in. It is possible that such methods have now been stopped.

2) The introduction of controlled assessments. In science the raw mark to ums conversions for controlled assessments are very different than those on written examinations. For example, the A* boundary might be 36/40 for a controlled assessment but as low as, say, 30/45 on a regular module that carries the same weight for the overall qualification. This is because marks are systematically higher for controlled assessments and the most likely explanation for this is that some centres cheat by disclosing the exact nature of the paper to pupils in advance or by not ‘controling’ the controlled assessment adequately in some other way. Another possibility with the science version is that pupils can do multiple controlled assessments and submit their best effort; with large sections of the assessments being basically common between the papers it is not surprising that marks are higher for these. In the case of these English scores, it could be that national raw scores were relatively high for one or both of these reasons and so centres not using one of these ‘methods’ to boost pupil scores might well find their grades down on this assessment.

3) Different ums conversions in different sessions. Comparing again to controlled assessments in science, this is not a new thing. The science controlled assessment papers (on the outgoing syllabus) were ‘active’ for several sessions and the ums conversion was often different session to session. This means that the same assessment paper, with the same raw score, could be submitted in one of two or three different sessions where it could potentially earn different ums scores / grades. This is probably due to the overall quality of the papers submitted in the session in question and might be altered by advanced students submitting early or older students resitting. Similarly, written examinations sometimes show differences in ums conversions between the January and June sessions, again possibly due to the relative strength of the submitting cohort.

Can anyone with experience of the course in question comment on these possibilities?

You could not make it up!

emmaa’s laughable command of written English is precisely why we need Gove’s rigour.

emmaa’s written English is so useless, I’m convinced it’s Harry Cole on a wind-up.

Surely, you’re not for real?

25. Mr Potarto

emmaa,

Based on your messages here, it’s pretty obvious your English result had nothing to do with Michael Gove.

Dear “could not make it up”. I think someone did. If “emmma” is not made up then it does not take a genius to work out why she did not do so well in GCSE English. However I am pretty sure she was made up to support just such a point. I hope so!!

27. Chaise Guevara

@ LondonJ, Mr Potarto

Or, y’know, maybe people care more about writing properly in exams than they do when chatting on the internet.

28. HiggsBison

For God’s sake “emma” you are making us teenagers look bad. If you’re going to complain about your English results in writing you need use proper English while doing it.

If you’re going to complain about your English results in writing you need use proper English while doing it.

A classic sighting of Muphry’s Law in the wild.

Today (GCSE results day) is not about Students, Teachers or Education…
It is, alongside last years new harsher Ofsted guidlines, about forcing schools into special measures allowing action to be taken by central government. Why do people vote for these B#st#rds?!?
#GoodbyeEducation #GoodbyeNHS #GoodbyePublicTransport #GoodbyeBritishIndustry #GoodbyeSocialJustice

If ever you wanted an example of ideology over decency. Gove is a little shit. Loves Murdoch, would like to sell off all schools to people like Murdoch. The teachers who voted for the Lie Dems must be so delighted with the results.

“But but but we are only forming a coalition to get the govt debt down.”

im 29 and just re sat my gcse english, I was predicted an A, but recieved a B. Im studying an english and history degree and have just finished my 2nd year. There are problems somewhere!

Im so disapointed for the teenagers this will affect. I freely admit I didnt try hard at school but worked my backside off for it this time around .I dont have to get myself a place at college dependant on my grades but plenty of these kids do. I want to teach and needed good grades to progress to teacher training so can relate a little. This isnt just an issue for 16yr olds, I know adults who required a C grade for future employment prospects and are devestated thry havent achieved their predicted grade.
Im sure the teachers of this gcse will be gutted with this years results and will have put just as much work in as the kids….. I know my tutor did! Its really not fair on anyone ……apart from the government obviously.

And the dirty Tory games just keep flowing !

There really is no end to this Tory Led Coalition’s deceit and lies.

How the youth, kids and students are treated by this Government is a diabolical disgrace.

@annoyed

Please tell me we don’t allow students with written English skills as awful as yours to contemplate teacher training?

You are another wind-up, right?

Please tell me we don’t allow students with written English skills as awful as yours to contemplate teacher training?

Probably in the case of PE teachers. I expect being able to correctly demonstrate how to do a gymnastic tuck is a higher priority than writing well for them. And we do need many many more PE teachers if we’re going to have our patriotic mandatory 2-hours of competitive sports a day for schoolchildren because Olympics. So everycunt best fuck off that book-learning and get warming up with star jumps!

“I expect being able to correctly demonstrate how to do a gymnastic tuck is a higher priority than writing well for them.”

We have to start preparing for the Rio Olympics in fours years time to maintain the medals haul.

The trouble is, as they say, all good things must come to an end and grade inflation had to end some time or all candidates would be getting A grades.

What has happened is what happens when grade inflation ends. What we really should be worrying about is this situation before grade inflation ended:

“Just one in six pupils in England has achieved the new English Baccalaureate introduced by the government, England’s league tables show. The new measure is of how many pupils in a secondary school achieve good GCSE grades in what the government says is a vital core of subjects.” [January 2011]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-12163929

Almost a million 16-24 year-olds are out there not in education, employment or training. That is something for concern.

londonj

please tell me your an a* candidate, no? shame that lol. You really should charge for your literacy critique.
I have taken my examination ta, yeah I said TA!
I could bowl you over with some real display of talent but think you would lack the interlect to take it constructively.However you are the genius,so please anaylize this piece of literature below

Grow up little man!

hmmmmm think he might struggle with that one. Anyways I dont think this blogging page, however political, is really helpful to anyone disapointed or looking to discuss the matter properly and in a civalized matter mainly due to some undiagnosed difficulty suffered by some bloggers. Think I read a book on this last year lol amazing, books are so helpful to future pe teachers. Ta da haters mwah.x

Absolutely disgusting that we penalise our children that are trying to better themselves, might as well teach them how to claim benefits as that will be the outcome in the long run….

41. Chaise Guevara

For those of you indulging in the “you’re whinging about your English results but you can’t even spell” meme, could I also point out that an English exam is not the same thing as a spelling, punctuation and grammar test? SPG is taken into account (or used to be) but you’re mainly being graded on your knowledge of the subject.

So this is a barely relevant bit of snobbery being used to avoid addressing a real issue.

42. the a&e charge nurse

I suspect that more and more parents may be praying for poor exam results.
For example, Emma Bradford, from Norwich, admitted she ried to sabotage her daughter’s revision by bringing her “pre-rolled joints and milky drinks laced with sedatives”. – I explained to her that for every exam question she answers correctly, that’s an extra year I have to work.

Engineer Stephen Malley said: “If my son gets the grades he needs for Durham, I’ll congratulate him with a big hug – he won’t know the real reason I’m crying.
http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/parents-praying-their-kids-havent-succeeded-at-a-levels-2012081638285

Is it more likely that the academies will save this generation of students from a lifetime of penury

This gangster government is paving the way for education vouchers. I kid you not.

This gangster government is paving the way for education vouchers. I kid you not.

That’d be nice. I mean, we want to be more like Sweden don’t we? Or Australia.

@ Chaise

For those of you indulging in the “you’re whinging about your English results but you can’t even spell” meme, could I also point out that an English exam is not the same thing as a spelling, punctuation and grammar test?

Which is just as well otherwise we wouldn’t have much of a pass rate. And that’s part of the problem Gove is trying to address.

BTW I strongly suspect most of the “teenagers” contributing to this thread are indulging in attempted satire- they should be told that irony never works on the internet……………..

@annoyed

“please tell me your an a* candidate, no?”

Erm….it’s ‘you’re’. You surely are a wind-up? Nobody is that stupid, are they?

I mean, we want to be more like Sweden don’t we?

I met a very pleasant Swedish educationalist on holiday.

“How is the “free schools” project going in Sweden”, I asked.

“Well”, she replied, “the free schools been successful in raising standards in all schools so I don’t think we need them any more”

I refrained from pointing out the logical dissonance of her position!!!

48. Chaise Guevara

@ 44 pagar

“Which is just as well otherwise we wouldn’t have much of a pass rate. And that’s part of the problem Gove is trying to address.”

It’s not a problem. If we don’t teach SPG at all, or enough, that’s a problem. But it’s quite right to separate literacy from linguistic analytical skills.

“BTW I strongly suspect most of the “teenagers” contributing to this thread are indulging in attempted satire- they should be told that irony never works on the internet……………..”

Could be. I can’t call this one.

Lots of people have had space to explode about inadequate PE teachers and teens who may or may not understand where it is pertinent to use TXT spch*.

None of that addresses the OP. The OP suggests that GCSE results have been downgraded; by different logic, you could argue that exam results have been upgraded.

Michael Gove is accused of changing the rules (by bullying examination bodies) for exams in order to create more “failing schools”. OK, then, tell us about it.

*If somebody sends me something in TXT spch or in FULL CAPS, I don’t read it. The nuances of a letter or email message or this rubbish comment, using formal language and punctuation, are difficult enough to understand. And if it is really important and you can’t talk face to face, a phone conversation is second best.

50. Chaise Guevara

@ 49 Charlieman

I HAVE NEVER UNDERSTOOD WHY PEOPLE WRITE EMAILS AND BTL COMMENTS IN FULL CAPS

@50 As far as civil service types go, the reason why they send emails in full caps is laziness/habit. Because the majority of their computer based work on their system uses all-caps, caps-lock remains on at all times. So they don’t bother turning it off when switching to outlook.

One addition to ‘It works like this:’

1. Government put up the “threshold” for intervention in schools to 40% pass rate A-C in 5 subjects including Maths and English from 35%

2. Government manipulate the exam boards to change the thresholds so fewer children pass English

3. Hundreds of schools now eligible for “intervention” and are forced to become academies run by chains favoured by the DfE

AND…

4. Schools that become academies are not bound by the same pay and conditions agreements that the unions have fought for. At the moment the academies pay the going rate because otherwise they wouldn’t get the staff. When enough schools are academies they won’t have to.

It’s a long-term strategy. Cameron hasn’t got the miners to take on like Thatcher had. Instead, as we saw from day one after they were elected, it’s the public service unions.

53. Chaise Guevara

@ 51 Cylux

That is annoying, but makes sense. But what of those who comment on blogs along the lines of THIS IS DESGUSTING WAHT ABOUT ARE RIGHTS!!!?

This is rediculous my grandson was expect A’ in fact he got 8 points short of full marks what do you have to do in this country to stop thes stupid politions being baught

What can we do someone has to put pressure on these polititions

The Tories carry on like they have criminal intent !

How the hell can it be legal they way that this Government has treated the children throughout this country that are doing the right thing by educating themselves then being hit with this, not forgetting what they have also done with university tuition fees.

They stopped Child Trust Funds, they wanted to stop Free School Milk, they increased tuition fees to put students in debt.

Soon you will have cabinet office ministers waiting outside all their constituencies sweets shops mugging children of their sweets as they walk outside of shops.

57. Just Visiting

Mr Grunt

Your grip on reality is sadly lacking if you think such things: eg that such mugging will be happening ‘soon’

Just Visiting @ 57

My grip on reality is sadly lacking is it !

1/ Was it not David Cameron and the Tories that said that there would be no root and branch changes to the NHS if the Tories get into Downing Street. The Tories promised to financially ring fence and protect the NHS. That was all Tory lies.

2/ The Tories have no intention of raising Value Added Tax if they get in Downing Street. That was also Tory lies.

3/ David Cameron promised live on television during the 2010 electoral campaign debate live the following : I David Cameron believe that a good test for any government is judged upon how they care for their most vulnerable in society in good times as well as bad times. He went onto promise : If you are sick, disabled, frail, vulnerable or the poorest in society you have nothing to fear if he (David Cameron) becomes prime minister because he would protect that group of vulnerable people in society if he gets into Downing Street. That has all turned out to be a pack of lies because Cameron along with ATOS have done the complete opposite to what he promised.

4/ The you have the tuition fee saga which will mean students coming out of university thousands of pounds in debt.

The list goes on and on and on. And to add insult to injury this Tory Led Coalition rewarded the richest in society with a tax break in the last budget whilst the working class, including the lower classes, sick, disabled and all others share the biggest burden of the deficit reduction plan and austerity measures.

Yes you have chosen the correct word : Mugged. That is a great description of what this Tory Led Coalition has done to millions upon millions of hard working people in this country including the children and youth of this country. They have Mugged the lot of us whilst rewarding themselves with a tax break from the money they have taken from the people of this nation that are paying the price of this Governments austerity measures. Yes, we habve been well and truely taken for a ride and MUGGED !

You have it in a nut shell : Mugged.

Just Visiting @ 57

Now let me rest my case and read this :

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/expenses-cheat-david-laws-to-return-to-government-8081390.html

If me or you had of stolen from our employers and then lied, we would have been arrested, charged, taken to court and imprisoned for the crime of theft. We would have also been unemployable for having a criminal record. It appears to me that this Tory Led Coalition is built on the foundation of deceit and lies. What makes it worse is that dishonesty appears to be acceptable within this Government and it is more than happy to take on dishonest politicians like David Laws even though it is common knowledge throughout this country that David Laws is a corrupt/thief and liar and was caught Bang-To-Rights and nothing has really happened to him but now he is rewarded for stealing.

This Tory Led Coalition is taking this entire country for a ride and they are laughing at us. I will not even bother going on about Cameron’s good buddies Brookes & Culson as I guess you get my point.

I sincerely hope that you have lost that notion that : my grip on reality is sadly lacky.

I would like to point out it is not just the younger pupils who are affected here. I took my GCSE maths exam again this June, after 30 years with other mature students, for me to obtain a place on a post graduate teaching course of which was offered and a fantastastic teaching placement had been secured.

I paid £££ for a night class course in maths also fees for the exam. So alot was at stake to pass maths GCSE. Unfortunately I failed being 19 points away from a C grade which is the requirement for the postgraduate teaching course. I admit Maths has never been my best subject but it made alot more sense in my later years. It makes me wonder if the grades were not down graded, if I would have passed.

As a consequence of this I cannot start the PGCE course and have to start the course in a years time and yet again pay out more money for a resit in November.

I feel sorry for the younger pupils who must be so disappointed but for anyone who took any GCSE’s this year.

Very frustrating!


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  1. sunny hundal

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  2. sunny hundal

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  3. sunny hundal

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  4. Woodo

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  5. Hugo Z Hackenbush

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  6. Buck Thomas

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  7. Buck Thomas

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  8. Soc Educational Ass

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  9. Sue

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  10. Sue

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  11. Sue

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  12. Sue

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  13. Sue

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  14. Pansipotter

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  15. Pansipotter

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  16. Alastair Campbell

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  17. Mike Cameron

    “@sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/2AU9CFrT”

  18. Mike Cameron

    “@sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/2AU9CFrT”

  19. Mike Cameron

    “@sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/2AU9CFrT”

  20. Mike Cameron

    “@sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/2AU9CFrT”

  21. Mike Cameron

    “@sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/2AU9CFrT”

  22. Mike Cameron

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  23. Mike Cameron

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  24. Mike Cameron

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  25. Mike Cameron

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  26. Mike Cameron

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  27. Emily Turner

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  28. Emily Turner

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  29. Emily Turner

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  30. Brian Johnson

    @TelfordCC No justification at all, unless an attempt to force more school to become academies: http://t.co/xCX7HQaw

  31. Brian Johnson

    @TelfordCC No justification at all, unless an attempt to force more school to become academies: http://t.co/xCX7HQaw

  32. Brian Johnson

    @TelfordCC No justification at all, unless an attempt to force more school to become academies: http://t.co/xCX7HQaw

  33. Jeremy Rowe

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  34. Rosa

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  35. Glenys Thornton

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  36. Garry Hunter

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  37. lisa durkin

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  38. Kirstin Innes

    Gove manipulates GCSE results so he can close "failing" schools. This is appalling. APPALLING: http://t.co/scYVYDKN

  39. Clare Swan

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  40. Don 'magic' Juan

    RT @sunny_hundal Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/yxFcOsBM

  41. Cat Morgan

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  42. allan sayers

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  43. Glen Chisholm

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  44. Lisa Ward

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  45. Paul Davies

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  46. Chris Douse

    This article seems to suggest that any change in the education system is terrible. http://t.co/XmZ3zthU

  47. Chris Douse

    This article seems to suggest that any change in the education system is terrible. http://t.co/XmZ3zthU

  48. Elsa Fay du Cinéma

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  49. Andrew Dixon

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  50. Greg Eden

    Wow RT @sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/VWda4Ysp

  51. Piers Beckley

    Once again, our government forces us to ask the question: stupid or evil? http://t.co/cxuuvdFO

  52. Vicky Murphy

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  53. JOLLY BHOY

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  54. Owain Connors

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  55. Christian McCrea

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  56. Matty Canner

    http://t.co/qFDBPqyT @KrustyAllslopp

  57. Monika Neall

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  58. Shiv Malik

    Possible simple solution to this: http://t.co/lSCXQRZm No school should be sold off if they reached over 35% A-C?

  59. KP

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  60. Kabir Ahmed

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  61. Paul

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  62. u?o?

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  63. Emma Handley

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  64. Avid Reader

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  65. Paul Trembath

    Liberal Conspiracy – By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/gvVSYkug

  66. Aileen Cheng

    Wow RT @sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/VWda4Ysp

  67. Harvey Slade

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  68. John COYB Syme

    Wow RT @sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/VWda4Ysp

  69. Steven Knight

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  70. Paul Sutherland

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  71. Charlie Baker

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  72. jhubbs82

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  73. Mark Elkins

    Unfuckingbelievable MT @sunny_hundal: outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/qtN3tPtY

  74. rourkie

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  75. Sinead Kennedy

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  76. nicoj

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/3jPlsy1m

  77. Connole

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  78. harryhotspur™

    How to make more academies: “@sunny_hundal: By downgrading GCSE results, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/U07mM0iC”

  79. Jan Eaton

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/ncJaP09a via @libcon

  80. Lucy Brett

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  81. Benittto

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  82. Ian Beck

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  83. Maggie

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  84. Susan Munro

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/Nch3PSgY via @libcon

  85. Paul Cardin

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  86. Luton NUT

    The Gove plan appears to be to scupper aspiration of thousands of our children in order to sell off schools. http://t.co/tiCCFh9c #d

  87. Contrast News

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/ig5Qs0RV via @libcon

  88. Contrast News

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/ig5Qs0RV via @libcon

  89. Contrast News

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/ig5Qs0RV via @libcon

  90. Henry EJ Mettle

    '@sunny_hundal: Step 1) you fail thous. of children 2) say school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies
    http://t.co/41qT5aXV

  91. Henry EJ Mettle

    '@sunny_hundal: Step 1) you fail thous. of children 2) say school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies
    http://t.co/41qT5aXV

  92. mike birtill

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  93. mike birtill

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  94. Gaynor Drake

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  95. Gaynor Drake

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  96. Eleanor Blackley

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  97. Eleanor Blackley

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  98. Margybargy

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  99. Margybargy

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  100. .James.

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  101. stephen_lfc

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  102. meme

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  103. Kaya Lucy Leadsford

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  104. Michaela Youngson

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  105. sue clayton

    Fuming“@sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/PWR2yggA”

  106. Mark Ascroft

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  107. Sim Walker

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  108. Adam Plumbley

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  109. Gary Bush

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  110. Alexandra McNeill

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  111. Robert Cook

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/iYwFxg5v via @libcon

  112. Alexandra McNeill

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  113. sean

    Fuming“@sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/PWR2yggA”

  114. Giovanna

    RT @sunny_hundal: Outrageous – by downgrading #GCSE results, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/jHV1KMAQ

  115. Martin Grouch

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  116. Martin Grouch

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  117. only1united

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  118. joy johnson

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  119. Andy Mellor

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  120. Andy Mellor

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  121. Andy Mellor

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  122. David Hackett

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  123. David Hackett

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  124. David Hackett

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  125. Steve Hooker

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  126. Jennifer Borel

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  127. Jennifer Borel

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  128. Rev Erasmus

    "@onlygeek: (by me!) http://t.co/8vY1sVmm&quot; < excited for you James!

  129. Rev Erasmus

    "@onlygeek: (by me!) http://t.co/8vY1sVmm&quot; < excited for you James!

  130. Hugh Pfeil

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  131. Hugh Pfeil

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  132. vanda zajko

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  133. vanda zajko

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  134. Pete Lawson

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  135. Pete Lawson

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  136. Janet Pollard

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  137. Janet Pollard

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  138. Noxi

    RT @sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/3yGq40tI

  139. Noxi

    RT @sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/3yGq40tI

  140. Helen Wyld

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  141. Helen Wyld

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  142. Janet Pollard

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  143. Janet Pollard

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  144. PC Insecurities™ Ltd

    RT @sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/3yGq40tI

  145. Colin

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  146. Marcel Quadricep

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  147. Marcel Quadricep

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  148. Squash Rumours

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  149. ?tom?

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  150. Seb Alexander

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  151. Seb Alexander

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  152. Seb Alexander

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  153. logic-bomb

    RT @sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/3yGq40tI

  154. Roger McCarthy

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  155. Greg Bryce

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  156. Ivan White

    RT @sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/3yGq40tI

  157. Liza Harding

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  158. cwilliams

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  159. Joe Adamson

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  160. Gemma Tumelty

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/iiJW7GmS via @libcon

  161. Alex ?

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/iiJW7GmS via @libcon

  162. Denis Donovan

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  163. left ferret

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  164. Loudat

    RT @sunny_hundal Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/axm6Sb9G

  165. Mark Catmull

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/iiJW7GmS via @libcon

  166. paulstpancras

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  167. Ironmouse

    RT @sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/3yGq40tI

  168. Elizabeth

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  169. david bush

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  170. david bush

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  171. Michael French

    Look, I know this is on a blog called Liberal Conspiracy, but still – holy fuck. http://t.co/N5Bk9b4K

  172. Michael French

    Look, I know this is on a blog called Liberal Conspiracy, but still – holy fuck. http://t.co/N5Bk9b4K

  173. Ironmouse

    @thechurchmouse @pmphillips http://t.co/hGm5AKXy could this be the reason?

  174. Richard R W Farnan

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  175. MerseyMal

    Look, I know this is on a blog called Liberal Conspiracy, but still – holy fuck. http://t.co/N5Bk9b4K

  176. josef564

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  177. Barry McAlister

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  178. Robin Clarke

    Look, I know this is on a blog called Liberal Conspiracy, but still – holy fuck. http://t.co/N5Bk9b4K

  179. Jeni Parsons

    RT @sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/3yGq40tI

  180. Gareth

    Look, I know this is on a blog called Liberal Conspiracy, but still – holy fuck. http://t.co/N5Bk9b4K

  181. Mike Channell

    Look, I know this is on a blog called Liberal Conspiracy, but still – holy fuck. http://t.co/N5Bk9b4K

  182. josef564

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  183. Anne Booth

    RT @sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/3yGq40tI

  184. Jack Hawkins

    Look, I know this is on a blog called Liberal Conspiracy, but still – holy fuck. http://t.co/N5Bk9b4K

  185. John Hartnup

    Awful if true. MT @sunny_hundal by downgrading GCSE results today, Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/jlchutng

  186. Matthew Cochrane

    Look, I know this is on a blog called Liberal Conspiracy, but still – holy fuck. http://t.co/N5Bk9b4K

  187. Fraser McCormick

    Look, I know this is on a blog called Liberal Conspiracy, but still – holy fuck. http://t.co/N5Bk9b4K

  188. Sandy Andrews

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  189. Mark Kelly

    Look, I know this is on a blog called Liberal Conspiracy, but still – holy fuck. http://t.co/N5Bk9b4K

  190. country supper

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/iiJW7GmS via @libcon

  191. DavidTiley

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/iiJW7GmS via @libcon

  192. Kevin Furlong

    Look, I know this is on a blog called Liberal Conspiracy, but still – holy fuck. http://t.co/N5Bk9b4K

  193. Craig Lager

    Look, I know this is on a blog called Liberal Conspiracy, but still – holy fuck. http://t.co/N5Bk9b4K

  194. robert dowde

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  195. Swanky Cyclist

    Look, I know this is on a blog called Liberal Conspiracy, but still – holy fuck. http://t.co/N5Bk9b4K

  196. ELAINE BRETT

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  197. Top Politics Tweets

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  198. Carole Powell

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  199. Ben

    Look, I know this is on a blog called Liberal Conspiracy, but still – holy fuck. http://t.co/N5Bk9b4K

  200. Emily Wright

    Wow RT @sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/VWda4Ysp

  201. Jenny Thatcher

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/BFH0vASM via @libcon

  202. Mervyn Carter

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  203. Justin

    Look, I know this is on a blog called Liberal Conspiracy, but still – holy fuck. http://t.co/N5Bk9b4K

  204. Lauren Ronsdale

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  205. Laziest wig

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  206. Legal Aware

    Wow RT @sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/VWda4Ysp

  207. Cecilia

    “@sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/Ro94dU6v”

  208. Rachel Kerr

    Yeh this is pretty ridiculous “@bednarz: This is plausible and absolutely disgusting. http://t.co/J50Z9eeL”

  209. Callum Smith

    Did Gove order the grade boundaries to be changed at the last minute to help his academies programme? V sinister if so: http://t.co/8ewurVcc

  210. Scott Jeffs

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  211. Ed Doyle

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  212. Will Black

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  213. joseph edwards

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  214. joseph edwards

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  215. Jeni Parsons

    Wow RT @sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/VWda4Ysp

  216. Jeni Parsons

    Wow RT @sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/VWda4Ysp

  217. Christine Pampling

    RT @sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/xk29X5aq

  218. Christine Pampling

    RT @sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/xk29X5aq

  219. Clive Durdle

    By downgrading GCSE results Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/E7zsYKQk via @libcon

  220. Clive Durdle

    By downgrading GCSE results Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/E7zsYKQk via @libcon

  221. Adam Powley

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  222. Adam Powley

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  223. David Cheshire

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  224. David Cheshire

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  225. David Cheshire

    Gove! You genius! Raise the intervention threshold for academising secondaries, then lower the results to this level! http://t.co/cNO56abT

  226. David Cheshire

    Gove! You genius! Raise the intervention threshold for academising secondaries, then lower the results to this level! http://t.co/cNO56abT

  227. Richard Pearson

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  228. Richard Pearson

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  229. Daniel Warner

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  230. Daniel Warner

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  231. Jeni Parsons

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  232. Nathan Randle

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  233. Niraj Dattani

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/1hnx0KR9

  234. Amanda Mason

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  235. Paul Shipstone

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  236. Rory Seymour

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  237. Ó Maoilriaghain

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  238. Imogen

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  239. Luci Brown

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  240. James O'Malley

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/9D1a99l9 <- horrifying if true

  241. James Coglan

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/9D1a99l9 <- horrifying if true

  242. Steve Glover

    1) Fiddle GCSE Results 2) Sell Schools 3) Profit! http://t.co/onq51IqP

  243. HeardinLondon

    Wow RT @sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/VWda4Ysp

  244. Ruth

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  245. Laura Fenn

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  246. Linda Cullen

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  247. Brian Dempsey

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  248. Pat Ashe

    Wow RT @sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/VWda4Ysp

  249. Karl F. Naitcher

    RT @sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/n3eVMdHF

  250. Karl Sinfield

    RT @sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/mvKYUBYI

  251. Kane Fenn

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  252. shane

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/UABGcyY6 #Nastyparty

  253. Mike Thacker

    Wow RT @sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/VWda4Ysp

  254. Claire Abigail

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  255. Tim

    Wow RT @sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/VWda4Ysp

  256. Sharon Young

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  257. Duncan Martin

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  258. Yve S

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  259. Chris Neale

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  260. Ruth Moody

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  261. samuelwo

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  262. Alex Braithwaite

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/1KdD2BCA via @libcon

  263. Kiran Loi

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  264. sillypunk

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/9D1a99l9 <- horrifying if true

  265. Noel Aitchison

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  266. Noel Aitchison

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  267. aaron byrne

    http://t.co/Nabx03P2 By changing grades, Michael Gove can now sell hundreds of schools for millions of pounds. Genuinely appalling. #GCSE

  268. Brian Johnson

    @BenPBradshaw @Labourcat There have been suggestions to that effect: http://t.co/AGPbpOQi

  269. Paul Harman

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  270. Elizabeth

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/1KdD2BCA via @libcon

  271. Clare Thorpe

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/rCA0lhaG via @libcon

  272. Ben Bradshaw

    .@MustardSeedUK @Labourcat and this is certainly my experience at constituency level #GCSE
    http://t.co/EUIyYDWA

  273. oztega

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  274. Steve Douglas

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  275. Rile E. Coyote

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/rCA0lhaG via @libcon

  276. Leon Cych

    And why isn't the mainstream media covering this or at least suggesting it to be refuted? http://t.co/zOA0taQN

  277. Leon Cych

    And why isn't the mainstream media covering this or at least suggesting it to be refuted? http://t.co/EAXNC0Os

  278. The GCSE grading scandal: where I think we’ll find the smoking gun « Though Cowards Flinch

    [...] I recommended James Hargraves’ post for publication at Liberal Conspiracy, as I thought it did a really good job of summarising what we did know at the time, as well as [...]

  279. GCSE Results « mintcemetery

    [...] By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools (liberalconspiracy.org) [...]

  280. Salma Patel

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/ylvsqlRd via @libcon #disgusting #sadday

  281. Trudy A Bell

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  282. Amanda J

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  283. Paul Rooke

    OurLeadStory: By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of sch… http://t.co/GC29fkHI, see more http://t.co/7A0eAMZc

  284. Andy Peebs

    OurLeadStory: By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of sch… http://t.co/GC29fkHI, see more http://t.co/7A0eAMZc

  285. Big Al

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  286. Wendy Allison

    Spot on: Gove screws GCSE pupils to create more academies http://t.co/laAslblx

  287. Graham Hopkins

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  288. scottcrussell

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  289. Stu

    OurLeadStory: By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of sch… http://t.co/GC29fkHI, see more http://t.co/7A0eAMZc

  290. heather

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  291. Cllr Jon Harvey

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  292. NE36 SOCIAL ATOM

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  293. jackie neylon

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  294. Ricky Stafford

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  295. chris forrest

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  296. Paul Cardin

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  297. Bob Castle

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  298. David Walker

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  299. David Walker

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  300. Nicky russell

    I so hope this isn't true:( @sunny_hundal:by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/wf2F2awm

  301. Emma-Louise Sykes

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  302. wyrd sis

    RT @sunny_hundal:Step1) you fail thousands of children 2) say school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/7d7wWozH

  303. mustardwillow

    This is an extremely worrying report by Liberal Conspiracy on today's GCSE results http://t.co/i3T8DWpk via @libcon / @sunny_hundal

  304. MrBarnicottG_P

    http://t.co/cHFUrzoP

  305. Ann Litchfield

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/xPPeHhs8 via @libcon

  306. Steph

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/1OqTXwFK via @libcon

  307. Marjorie Dawson

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  308. Duncan Brace

    http://t.co/cHFUrzoP

  309. Emily Collins

    RT @sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/BJGr6N6I

  310. Nish Kumar

    RT @sunny_hundal: Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/BJGr6N6I

  311. Grewco

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  312. David Hodgson

    @lindsay Oyston http://t.co/yvOtEMKk

  313. kc

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  314. Simone F. Meiszner

    RT @libcon: By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/TmEi4FKg

  315. Emma

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/BhoLpciu

  316. Andrew Thompson

    @johnco damn even my mad theories are not original http://t.co/gZ94SEcC

  317. Thomas Hemingford

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/BhoLpciu

  318. Nicole

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/BhoLpciu

  319. Keith Barham

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/BhoLpciu

  320. Leila Ghaddab

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/BhoLpciu

  321. Ed Mander

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/BhoLpciu

  322. alan cocks

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/1KdD2BCA via @libcon

  323. kevin savage

    Liberal Conspiracy – By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/gvVSYkug

  324. Sean Vicary

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  325. Roy Bailey

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/w9J06Lpi

  326. Hugo Z Hackenbush

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/w9J06Lpi

  327. Katherine Smith

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/w9J06Lpi

  328. alan cocks

    By downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/w9J06Lpi

  329. WHAAG

    GCSE grade deflation isn't just a sop to the press: It looks carefully constructed to force schools to become academies http://t.co/NqE3oXrX

  330. WHAAG

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  331. Bob Smytherman

    @timloughton 1. @educationgovuk fail 1,000's children 2) say school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/li8mI1Tz

  332. Elizabeth

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  333. Elizabeth

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  334. Andrew Rice

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  335. Andrew Rice

    Simply outrageous – by downgrading GCSE results today, Michael Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  336. ‘Gove pushed schools to become Academies in my constituency despite objections’ | Liberal Conspiracy

    [...] last week’s furore over the drop in GCSE English scores it was suggested the downgrading might be a deliberate ploy by the Government to make it easier for them to force [...]

  337. Liz Todd

    Yes its this simple. By downgrading GCSE results, Gove plans to sell 100s of schools | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/vashkVz0 via @libcon

  338. S.P. McCann

    Step 1) you fail thousands of children 2) say the school needs 'intervention' 3) sell them off as Academies http://t.co/B8WkEyPc

  339. Sukus Spookus

    Remember, this is what kicked off GCSE debacle: By downgrading GCSE results today, Gove plans to sell 100s of schools http://t.co/RqcXRt6Q





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