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The head of the “most improved” school in England has appealed to ministers not to scrap the qualification behind his students’ success.
The course, said to have “quick, easy assessment”, leads to the equivalent of four GCSEs at grades A* to C.
No wonder the school has statistically improved if the courses it teaches lead to multiple GCSEs – and no wonder the head wants to keep the current qualification!
And this isn’t the only GCSE-level qualification that gives you multiple GCSEs. It’s crazy.