Step forward for GCSE consortium as judicial review date set

Councillor Judith Blake, executive member for children’s services, has welcomed the announcement today that the date has been set for the judicial review proceedings against Ofqual, EdExcel and AQA.

The judical review regarding the unfair grading of English GCSEs will be held on the 18,19 and 20th December 2012 in the Adminstrative Court in London.

The proceedings have been initiated by a Leeds led consortium of local authorities, schools, colleges and individual pupils who were all left bitterly disappointed by the GCSE results fiasco of the summer.

Councillor Blake was particularly pleased that the date had been set as the three respondents had requested that it be delayed until the New Year.

Councillor Judith Blake, executive member for children’s services) said:

“I welcome this news on behalf of the consortium members and the thousands of young people who have been affected by the grading fiasco. This situation has been allowed to drag on for far too long, it could have, and should have, been dealt with months ago as it was in Wales.

I am really pleased that the court has recognised the need for urgency particularly as we understand that the respondents had asked for to be delayed until the new year.”


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