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Stephen Twigg MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, responding to the statement released by Ofqual this afternoon, said:
“Today’s statement from Ofqual does not address the flaws that led to a situation whereby pupils in the same year, who received the same marks, were awarded different grades. As a result, thousands of pupils have been done a disservice at a time when they are making big decisions about their futures.
“Before getting into government, Michael Gove said that ministers have to be accountable for the duties that fall upon them and the offices that they hold. The Education Secretary’s decision not to confront this situation shows how out-of-touch he is with the anger and concern of pupils, parents and schools across the country.
“Michael Gove must get a grip on this situation and come before Parliament when the House of Commons returns next week to explain to the public how it came about that pupils could receive such different treatment from exam boards and to set out his plans for clearing up this mess.”

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