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Schools' use of early entry to GCSE examinations

01 Mar 2013 Ofsted

Ref: 120198

Between 2008 and 2010 there was a dramatic increase in schools’ use of early entry to GCSE examinations in English and mathematics. This survey and associated data work investigated why schools have followed this strategy, which schools are most affected, and what the impact has been on student achievement. The survey raises concerns about the overall impact of early entry on the achievement and progress of students who could attain the top grades at GCSE. However, it also finds that some schools have used early entry intelligently and effectively as part of their wider work to raise standards. 

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