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'Judged on how we used to be': improving schools cry foul over GCSE and A-level grading

21 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Heads fear regulator will penalise poorer students by standardising scores in line with previous years' results Soraya Hedges took over her secondary school in the Midlands two years ago. It was almost £1m in debt, employed more than 20 supply teachers and had a terrible reputation among local people. But Hedges has overhauled the school and says students have made considerable progress. Two years on, the entry classes are full and attendance has shot up to 89%, above the national average. Now, though, Hedges is worried for her students and her school's reputation, as she awaits GCSE and...
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