From The Independent:
Thousands of teenagers are being put in for multiple GCSE maths exams in the hope they will get crucial C grade passes in at least one of them.
The practice is exposed by the exams regulator Ofqual today as it reveals that 15 per cent of candidates sitting GCSEs – around 90,000 candidates – were last year submitted for maths exams with more than one board. Ofqual officials believe there will be a repeat this year because the pressures that drove schools to do it – including boosting performances in league tables – are still there.
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