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Covid disruption must still be taken into account in 2023 GCSEs, say schools

Calls for mitigation measures to remain come on day 2022 grades show downturn in line with official policy

Headteachers in England are calling on ministers to delay the return of pre-pandemic exam conditions for another year, after GCSE results showed a disturbing gap in attainment between pupils in the north and south.

On the day that about 600,000 pupils in England in year 11 received their GCSE results, the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) said pupils due to face exams next summer should have the same additional support as this year’s cohort because they too have been disadvantaged by Covid.

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