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Examination Standards

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 11 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what representations he has received on standards in grading of (a) GCSEs and (b) A levels; and if he will make a statement. (84254)

The Department, working closely with the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, has been in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders to take forward our proposals to look at ways of increasing stretch and challenge to test the abilities of the brightest students, as set out in our 14-19 White Paper on Education and Skills.