Feb 14 2013 by Hannah Bewley, Harrow Observer
STUDENTS in Brent will not have their exam papers remarked after a decision by a High Court judge.
A group comprising the Association of School and College Lecturers, local authorities, schools and teachers took the case against GCSE grade boundary changes to the High Court in December and a decision was made yesterday (Wednesday).
They were calling for exam papers sat in June 2012 to be regraded with grade boundaries that were used for the same exams in January 2012.
However, papers will not be remarked after a judge ruled the that the change in boundaries had not been unlawful.
A Department for Education spokesman said: “The judgement demonstrates that overall Ofqual got it right last year. Attention can now focus on reforming GCSEs ready for first teaching in 2015.”
Councillor Mary Arnold, lead member for children and families at Brent Council, said: “The decision to work with other local authorities to seek a judicial review into the altering of grade boundaries for GCSE examinations between January and June 2012 was not lightly taken, and I am disappointed, on behalf of the hundred or so Brent students affected, at the outcome of the court’s decision.”