ATL comment on benchmark ‘pass’ grade for the new GCSEs

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Press release
28 March 2017 by ATL Media Office
Commenting on the pass grade for the new GCSEs, Association of Teachers and Lecturers general secretary (ATL), Dr Mary Bousted, said: 

“It is good to see that the education secretary has seen some sense and has attempted to dispel the confusion around what now constitutes a pass at GCSE. However, introducing grade 4 as the “standard pass” and grade 5 as the “strong pass”, for reporting purposes, will do little to dispel the confusion. Why not just stick with grade 4 as the new pass grade?”

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