Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate


8:39 am - September 11th 2012

by Sunny Hundal    


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The qualifications watchdog Ofqual forced an exams board to significantly lower GCSE English grades for students just two weeks before results were out, according to leaked letters.

The Times Education Supplement last night revealed that Ofqual’s intervention contradicted a key finding from its inquiry into the marking crisis – prompting calls for its chief regulator Glenys Stacey to resign.

Ms Stacey said just ten days ago in a report for Ofqual that the GCSE grade boundaries were correct and set by examiners “using their best professional judgement”.

But letters between Ofqual and exam board Edexcel, seen by TES, reveal that examiners’ professional judgement was actually overruled by the regulator.

The fall in English GCSE grades has caused outrage, especially since they are used by the government to assess schools.

There are fears that education secretary Michael Gove is planning to use the fall in grades to force more schools to convert to Academies.

Stephen Twigg MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, said it was a “fiasco” and called for an independent inquiry into what happened.

He said: “Michael Gove was warned by Ofqual of the unfairness of the approach in a letter in August, which said: ‘it can make it harder for any genuine increases in the performance of students to be fully reflected in the results.’”

He added: “Michael Gove continues to wash his hands of this whole fiasco. He should heed calls for an independent inquiry, and take urgent action to address this blatant unfairness.”

Gove has so far refused to intervene, but will have to answer questions in Parliament on Wednesday.

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1. Chaise Guevara

I love the way Gove’s approach through this whole thing has been: “A scandal in education? Not my problem. What am I, the Education Secretary?”

Gove is a Murdoch lackey well versed in the dark arts. Conspiracy to fuck over kids for his own agenda to sell off schools to his former boss.

Lib Dem voters who work in education must be so pleased their party is propping up these fraudsters.

What are the motivations of the players in this saga?

Pupils- to get best exam results possible to demonstrate their worth to employers.

Teachers- for pupils to get best exam results possible and demonstrate they are good teachers.

Unions- for pupils to get best exam results possible and demonstrate the competence of their members.

Schools- to get best exam results possible to attract more pupils.

LEAs- to get best exam results possible to show their schools are well administered.

Exam boards- to give out best exam results possible and attract more schools to use them.

Education Minister- to get best exam results possible and demonstrate what a good job he’s doing.

Employers- to be able to rely on exam results and take on new employees that have been taught basic skills.

Higher exam results are in the interests of everyone above except for the last and yet it is only the interest of the last that matters. Credit to Gove for seeing the picture beyond the cosy educational establishment.

Pagar demonstrates the dull, grey utilitarian rightwing view of education which is held by a dismal bunch of – admittedly highly vocal – dullards.

We should never forget that education is great for its own sake, and employers are one amongst many stakeholders who benefit from that and as such are not the sole arbiters of the value of any qualification.

What is the motivation?

Too sell off education to the private sector that looks at the education budget as something they should have for themselves. Same as healthcare, socialism for the rich.

6. Chaise Guevara

@ 3 pagar

“Credit to Gove for seeing the picture beyond the cosy educational establishment.”

Yes, credit to Gove for getting outside the box and realising that two kids getting the same marks in the same exam should arbitrarily be given different grades.

BenM/4: We should never forget that education is great for its own sake, and employers are one amongst many stakeholders who benefit from that and as such are not the sole arbiters of the value of any qualification.

Certainly the value of the education received is (or should be!) more than can be expressed in terms of any qualifications granted as a result of that, but that part of the value is unaffected by whether qualifications are conferred or not.

The value of the qualification is pretty much only as a pre-requisite for gaining other qualifications, or for entry into some form of employment, though. Really, since all they do is provide a very quick summary for the benefit of an employer taking on someone who doesn’t have more convincing evidence of talent (experience, relevant references, practical tests, etc.) there probably is a strong case to say that the employers (taken broadly) [1] should be defining what standards they’d like the qualifications to represent.

[1] As if “employers” were a homogeneous group which could actually agree on that sort of thing.

@ Chaise

Yes, credit to Gove for getting outside the box and realising that two kids getting the same marks in the same exam should arbitrarily be given different grades.

I’m not trying to justify that.

But it seems that, in this case Edexcel were trying to overstate their results by comparison with other exam boards to their own economic benefit. It is a starjump contest between exam boards that has been going on for some time.

Ofqual refused to accept it and Edecel have, presumably, leaked the emails in a fit of pique.

How are we ever going to get value for money from education unless we can hold the establishment to account?

9. Chaise Guevara

@ 8 pagar

Fair enough. Although it does sound (based on the limited info I’ve got) that Ofqual tried to downplay their role in setting the boundaries.

There is an amazingly easy solution to this debate.

The Left and Right should call for the publication of anonymised exam scripts from those who failed to scrape a grade C in English GCSE.

“Yeah, but no, but. Yeah, but no, but. Don’t aks who I am. I iz a legend innit, bruv. This language is sick. But did I tell u I iz a legend? Respect me bruv.”

The Left would shit itself if Gove published those scripts.

@5 Sally

You exemplify the Left’s dumbing-down, prizes-for-all-culture, where language standards are framed as some right-wing conspiracy.

“Too sell-off…”

Don’t get me started on how many hyphens are missing from your @2 comment.

I’ve no doubt you believe that your poorly spelled, badly punctuated contributions to this debate warrant a grade C.

Oh, the irony!

3

And last but not least (well in theory), those who got a D in English rather than a C cannot proceed to higher qualifications. Still, as young people suffer the highest unemployment, it will save the taxpayer.

13. Chaise Guevara

@ 10 londonj

“Yeah, but no, but. Yeah, but no, but. Don’t aks who I am. I iz a legend innit, bruv. This language is sick. But did I tell u I iz a legend? Respect me bruv.”

I’ve said this before, but it really is hilarious how you think you know all about the UK just because you’ve watched an episode or two of Little Britain.

Why not take your stupid prejudices elsewhere? Perhaps a blog of your own! Then you can do your Vicky Pollard impressions to your heart’s content, and the grownups can get on with their conversation.

No doubt there’s a secret email account waiting to be discovered that will reveal Govey’s part in this.

@13

My words are not ‘Little Britain’ prejudices…I was inspired by the comments of @Sally and her inability to correctly spell and punctuate contributions to a debate about English standards.

Your own contribution has inspired me further: “..grownups” is missing a hyphen. I bet you say “aks” not “ask”.

I’m sorry but I refuse to sign-up to your own poor standards of English.

16. Chaise Guevara

@ 15 LondonJ

“My words are not ‘Little Britain’ prejudices…”

So it’s a complete coincidence you’re using the same “yeah but, no but” routine?

“I was inspired by the comments of @Sally and her inability to correctly spell and punctuate contributions to a debate about English standards.”

No you weren’t. I’ve seen you post the same thing on this site before. It’s something you’ve come up with before, which you’re under the false impression is clever.

“Your own contribution has inspired me further: “..grownups” is missing a hyphen.”

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/grownup

Idiot.

“I bet you say “aks” not “ask”.”

Oh no! A typo! What an illiterate fool I must be! Incidentally, how does one “by a Porsche”?

“I’m sorry but I refuse to sign-up to your own poor standards of English.”

If you’re going to accuse other people of poor English, you should probably learn to hyphenate properly. You wanted ‘sign up’ there.

Shall we stop with the typo trolling now?

17. Chaise Guevara

In fact, let’s go through a recent post by grammar and spelling expert LondonJ:

“Office for National Statistics: Average household size in GB decreased from 3.1 persons in 1961 to 2.4 persons in 2011.”

You don’t need to capitalise “Average” mid-sentence. That’s only for proper nouns!

“Tell you what, why don’t I go out and by a Porsche.”

Do what by a Porsche?

“And in a few months’ time when I can’t afford to run that Porsche, how about I come on here and whine.”

Familiarise yourself with the following symbol: ‘?’. It’s a question mark. It indicates that you’re asking a question!

There! Now you can correct other people’s grammar from a position of not quite total ignorance! If you don’t mind coming off as a petty arsehole, of course.

@16

1. You fail to mention that I instantly corrected ‘by’ to ‘buy’ within 60 seconds. Check the timestamp.

2. ‘Grown-up’ always contains a hyphen in UK English. If you want to start quoting from American dictionaries then I assume you think Labor, Color, etc are all acceptable in written English GCSEs?

19. Chaise Guevara

@ 18 LondonJ

“You fail to mention that I instantly corrected ‘by’ to ‘buy’ within 60 seconds. Check the timestamp.”

So? Still a typo, which is what you’ve got your knickers in a twist about. I don’t actually care about typos on the net, what with not having an inferiority complex and all. I just wanted to point out your absurd hypocrisy.

“‘Grown-up’ always contains a hyphen in UK English. If you want to start quoting from American dictionaries then I assume you think Labor, Color, etc are all acceptable in written English GCSEs?”

Quite true. I’ve worked in US English for the past four years and tend to flit between the two in a casual context like this one. However, I’m not writing an English GCSE, and nor is anyone else here. Perhaps that’s your problem: you’re not actually a petty-minded arse, you just can’t tell a blog from an exam room.

Glad you’ve figured out how to use question marks, though. Happy to help!

It is getting more and more interesting by the comment…if one were (rare use of subjunctive) to correct English by the highest standards, one should not use contractions such as it’s and weren’t (the last example being particularly inelegant) in formal writing. Incidentally (you do not need to use a comma after using an adverb to begin a sentence) LondonJ I have noticed that you frequently forget to maintain standards of sentence construction by omitting the word ‘that’ when it suits you: as in ‘I’ve no doubt you believe’…comment 11. Finally you use a split-infinitive in comment 15 in ‘her inability to correctly spell’…many experts believe split infinitives are now acceptable but purists do not.
I should say that I am no language expert (in fact I am pretty certain that language expert should be hyphenated as it is a composite noun) but neither are you Londonj, so I would either give up, go back to Fowler, or not be so uppity if I were you.
Yes. Literacy standards are terrible but many of those who struggle with reading and writing are in good company. Wordsworth used to hand his poems over to his printer to punctuate coz he was unsure of correct usage. The answer to the decline in standards is for everyone to read more and learn naturally by assimilating good practice. Our literary heritage is the envy of much of the world but many of you out there dismiss it coz it is literature, or Humanities.
The last word to Londonj: give up mate. You ain’t got a leg to stand on but as for your other leg…that one I like…

Pompous troll

” 1. You fail to mention that I instantly corrected ‘by’ to ‘buy’ within 60 seconds. Check the timestamp.”

Ha ha ha So little Mr Perfect fucked up. Priceless. Well spotted Chaise

You can write the perfectly spelled, perfectly punctuated piece, with no typos and it would still be meaningless. Because you have nothing to say.

22. Chaise Guevara

@ 20

“LondonJ I have noticed that you frequently forget to maintain standards of sentence construction by omitting the word ‘that’ when it suits you”

Heh. I was thinking of pulling him up on that one, but decided it was probably past his wit to understand.

23. Chaise Guevara

“You can write the perfectly spelled, perfectly punctuated piece, with no typos and it would still be meaningless. Because you have nothing to say.”

But if he can’t slag off other people’s grammar, he’ll have nothing to say at all! And wouldn’t that be just awful…

Can someone explain to “londonj” about capitals on proper nouns?

(Oh, and it’s “ax” not “aks”, if referring to Miss Pollard’s Jafaican dialect).

As for hyphens and other usage, try reading decent novels from the 1920’s, 40’s and 60’s in quick succession (as I’ve just done). Two of Evelyn Waugh, PG Wodehouse and Graham Greene are bleedin’ ill-it-rut.

The leaked emails show that Ofqual was demanding that Edexcel should have standards comparable to those of other examining boards.
Anyone who is concerned about fairness should support Ofqual against Edexcel.

Shouldnt it be simple enough to check the numbers and see who is telling the truth? All things being equal the proportion of kids at each grade should be similar with past exams. If Ofqual are right and the exam was too easy then the January figures should show more high grades than previously. Has anyone tried this? Am I missing something?

@ Cherub
What you’ve missed is that OfQual did just that and found that, plus that in July Edexcel was out of line with predictions *and all the other examining boards*.
So either Edexcel is right and it just happened the schools that they examined had improved *dramatically* the performance of their pupils relative to the pupils whom they had taught in previous years and all the pupils at schools examined by different examining boards or Edexcel was wrong and OfQual was right.

All things being equal the proportion of kids at each grade should be similar with past exams.

This was rather what Ofqual were worrying about wasn’t it? That there was an 8 point discrepancy between predictions (which are largely based on previous exam performance) and results – far larger than any other exam board.

@ Tim J
Put that 8 points in perspective
Edexcel wanted to reduce the numbers who got D or below from 30% to 22% which is by more than one-quarter.

30. Chaise Guevara

@ 27 john77

“So either Edexcel is right and it just happened the schools that they examined had improved *dramatically* the performance of their pupils relative to the pupils whom they had taught in previous years and all the pupils at schools examined by different examining boards or Edexcel was wrong and OfQual was right.”

If Ofqual’s hands are clean, why did it apparently lie about what happened?

@ Chaise
(i) I don’t know but I can make some guesses
(ii) ‘apparently’ – the reports that I’ve seen do not show OfQual as actually lying, but omitting to report that they had to rap Edexcel over the knuckles for pushing too far too blatantly in making their exam easier. They didn’t actually change the results – they told Edexcel that it was breaking the rules and that it must obey them, which is technically different.
My guess is that OfQual did not want to admit that Edexcel, which is one of the biggest examining boards that it supervises, had moved the goalposts so far that they were the width of the penalty area because that would call into question their record as supervisors.
It is not clear whether Edexcel wanted to relax standards so much that it would let a bit over one-quarter of those that it examined who should have got D or below get a C or whether as the press say it wanted to let over one-quarter of the *total* who should have got a D or below get a C. The latter seems implausible as that would have meant hardly any low grades at all.

32. Chaise Guevara

@ John 77

“the reports that I’ve seen do not show OfQual as actually lying, but omitting to report that they had to rap Edexcel over the knuckles for pushing too far too blatantly in making their exam easier.”

Well, check the OP:

“Ms Stacey said just ten days ago in a report for Ofqual that the GCSE grade boundaries were correct and set by examiners “using their best professional judgement”.”

I said “apparently” on the off-chance that the above has been taken out of context or otherwise dishonestly reported. If it’s not, then Ofqual is lying, isn’t it? Edexcel didn’t set boundaries using its professional judgement; Ofqual overruled them.

Why couldn’t Ofqual have said “An examiner screwed up. We stepped in, as is our job”? It sounds to me like it’s trying to deflect blame onto another party. And that makes me suspect that Ofqual knows there are problems with the decision. But like I say, it might be misreported.

@ Chaise
I did check the OP
And Edexcel set the boundaries using its *professional* judgement *after* OfQual told it that it had to obey the rules and not just use its *commercial* judgement.
You ask: “Why couldn’t Ofqual have said “An examiner screwed up. We stepped in, as is our job”?
My guess is that it didn’t want a libel suit from an organisation with deeper pockets than its own (Pearson) nor a demand that Edexcel be sacked as there isn’t enough examining capacity without it.
There’s certainly something dodgy about this but IMHO the instruction that Edexcel had to obey the rules is not one of them.

Edexcel didn’t set boundaries using its professional judgement

But it did.

It was using its professional judgement to understand that, if schools could see that pupils got better marks from them rather than alternative examiners, it would increase its share of the market.

35. Chaise Guevara

@ 33 John77

“And Edexcel set the boundaries using its *professional* judgement *after* OfQual told it that it had to obey the rules and not just use its *commercial* judgement.”

Oh, fine. As far as I’m concerned, deliberate deceit is morally the same as lying even if you do it with carefully phrased truths.

“My guess is that it didn’t want a libel suit from an organisation with deeper pockets than its own (Pearson) nor a demand that Edexcel be sacked as there isn’t enough examining capacity without it.”

They could have just said that they stepped in.

@ pagar #34
No – that was using its *commercial* judgement. I don’t know what profession you belong to but mine makes it very clear that professional judgement requires one to get it right regardless of the financial benefits or disbenefits to oneself.
@ Chaise
I don’t read minds so I’m not in a position to defend (or condemn) OfQual but accusations of deliberate deceit could equally well be levelled against all the players in this saga (including Sunny for putting a photo of Gove at the top of the column). The complaints from teachers are because OfQual was actually doing its job for a change and they are lying when they claim their pupils are being treated unfairly. Wwhoever leaked confidential emails is guilty of a breach of trust. Edexcel must have known that reducing the ‘D and below’ category by over one-quarter was unbelievable. All the press, and Sunny, talking about Edexcel using professional judgement and OfQual over-ruling that either know that they are talking nonsense or are too stupid to hold down a real job.

All this is same full,People who responsible charges attemped should on them


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    Crikey RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/0QO5sr8d Labour now wants a full inquiry

  65. Jane Phillips

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  66. martin gaffney

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  67. Professional Sith

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  68. Dave Pender

    RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/AE8klxMT Labour now wants a full inquiry

  69. Richard Harrowsmith

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  70. ant maley

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  71. Andy P

    Gove must go… grrrr…. >8-\ http://t.co/3Qg5URvM

  72. Ed Waring

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  73. Sean Gardner

    Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/iDNIiuMi via @libcon

  74. Jeremy Browning

    "Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate". This seems pretty fucking huge. http://t.co/aHE7Uuxa

  75. Sarah H

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  76. Bettie Walker

    "Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate". This seems pretty fucking huge. http://t.co/aHE7Uuxa

  77. The Dwarfer

    Leaked emails indicate GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate. A move by Ofqual & Gove to force academies on us. #GCSEs http://t.co/4gKglK2b

  78. Claudine Letsae

    Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/k0cYTdDE Labour now wants a full inquiry

  79. leftlinks

    Liberal Conspiracy – Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/uizdhFwm

  80. Ian 'Cat' Vincent

    Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/qVS6F97j #academies

  81. Chris

    "Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate". This seems pretty fucking huge. http://t.co/aHE7Uuxa

  82. Owen Blacker

    Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/k0cYTdDE Labour now wants a full inquiry

  83. Lorraine Copeland

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  84. Ferg Slade

    Michael Gove may actually be the most dangerous minister since, well, ever. http://t.co/9362iS4Q

  85. Mel ?

    Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/k0cYTdDE Labour now wants a full inquiry

  86. Holly Duffy

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  87. Tara Kelly

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  88. Be green

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  89. Diana

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  90. Nicole Rowe

    We were right, unfortunately. Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/H3NL7ysc via @unfortunatalie

  91. Simon Harris

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  92. Rebecca Waters

    Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/k0cYTdDE Labour now wants a full inquiry

  93. harryhotspur™

    Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/k0cYTdDE Labour now wants a full inquiry

  94. Amy King

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  95. gfrancie

    RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/xnNAz9CS Labour now wants a full inquiry

  96. Beverley Gullon

    Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/k0cYTdDE Labour now wants a full inquiry

  97. Lauren Mooney

    "Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate". This seems pretty fucking huge. http://t.co/aHE7Uuxa

  98. Rory I. Sinclair

    "Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate". This seems pretty fucking huge. http://t.co/aHE7Uuxa

  99. Rory I. Sinclair

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  100. Charles S.

    What.

    Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/QfpIlohy via @libcon

  101. Myles R Bartholomew

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  102. Shaun Hampson

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  103. punkscience

    "Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate". This seems pretty fucking huge. http://t.co/aHE7Uuxa

  104. marc marnie

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  105. Tracy King

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  106. Rónán Hamill

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  107. Martin Robbins

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  108. Matt F

    If this is true, then it is despicable. Deliberately harming pupils' results for political gain. Futures are at stake. http://t.co/mHK1wMjn

  109. Vince

    Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/lFnzh1pW via @libcon

  110. Vince

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  111. Anne Baker

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  112. Cal Bryant

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  113. Beez

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  114. Alan Henness

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  115. Margo Milne

    You what now? FFS. RT @libcon: Leaked emails show GCSE exams 'fiasco' was deliberate http://t.co/Gkce4Xkl

  116. Mark

    You what now? FFS. RT @libcon: Leaked emails show GCSE exams 'fiasco' was deliberate http://t.co/Gkce4Xkl

  117. Abi Eccles

    Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/uR539uCb via @libcon

  118. Matt Bradley

    If this is true, then it is despicable. Deliberately harming pupils' results for political gain. Futures are at stake. http://t.co/mHK1wMjn

  119. marrrps

    "Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate". This seems pretty fucking huge. http://t.co/aHE7Uuxa

  120. Suzy Randall

    "Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate". This seems pretty fucking huge. http://t.co/aHE7Uuxa

  121. Sarah Parkinson

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  122. Rob Spiller

    Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/9v1mAOIe via @libcon

  123. Steve Douglas

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  124. Black Rabbit

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  125. Richard Pearson

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  126. Ben Weston

    Michael Gove's odiousness clearly knows no bounds. RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ deliberate http://t.co/VBv0JgBz

  127. Shelbért dib dab.

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  128. Alex Braithwaite

    Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/7AswkvjK via @libcon

  129. T

    Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/7AswkvjK via @libcon

  130. Andrew Warnes

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  131. Beatriz Caicedo

    Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/k0cYTdDE Labour now wants a full inquiry

  132. Joseph Williams

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  133. Sheeple

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  134. AGH

    "Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate". This seems pretty fucking huge. http://t.co/aHE7Uuxa

  135. Rosa

    "Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate". This seems pretty fucking huge. http://t.co/aHE7Uuxa

  136. Jed

    "Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate". This seems pretty fucking huge. http://t.co/aHE7Uuxa

  137. Emily Wright

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  138. alice tweejay

    "Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate". This seems pretty fucking huge. http://t.co/aHE7Uuxa

  139. Dan Waterfield

    "Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate". This seems pretty fucking huge. http://t.co/aHE7Uuxa

  140. Jen Eve

    "Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate". This seems pretty fucking huge. http://t.co/aHE7Uuxa

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  143. J.Teigland

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  144. alan cocks

    Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/7AswkvjK via @libcon

  145. michael freeman

    "Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate". This seems pretty fucking huge. http://t.co/aHE7Uuxa

  146. Jamie McKelvie

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  147. Matt Carr

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

  148. BevR

    Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/mPcyDbNs via @libcon

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  151. Marion Cromb

    Say what now? RT @sunny_hundal: Leaked emails show GCSE exams ‘fiasco’ was deliberate http://t.co/nPe9Z8sR Labour now wants a full inquiry

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