School seeks exams review
A YEOVIL school is among those seeking a judicial review over changes to grade boundaries which affected thousands of GCSE students.
Westfield Academy will be named as one of the claimants in a judicial review brought by the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) against Ofqual, AQA and Edexcel.
The revelation comes days after it was announced students who took their GCSE English exam during the summer will be allowed to retake it on Wednesday, November 7.
Chris Hunt, principal of Westfield Academy, said most students at the school were not affected as they took the exam in January.
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But Mr Hunt said the problem with the November resit lies with the fact students will have to learn new material for the exam.
He said: "We are offering a targeted number of those affected to redo it again.
"The issue with it is we are having to teach a new piece of literature."
Preston School pupils were largely unaffected by the boundary changes, according to principal Tony Bloxham.
Students from Stanchester Academy and Buckler's Mead Community School will be taking the resit. Some Buckler's Mead pupils have been enrolled on a resit course at Yeovil College, according to head teacher Sara Gorrod.