GCSE re-sit policy “causing significant problems” says Chief Inspector

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Forcing resits on teenagers who do not get good GCSEs in English and maths is causing "significant problems", the new head of Ofsted has argued.
In her first speech on post-16 education, Amanda Spielman, said the policy was “well-intentioned” but questioned whether it was “the right way forward”, with “miserable statistics” showing that around two-thirds of students did not manage to improve their grade last year.
The Chief Inspector recognised the effect repeated re-takes can have on students’ confidence and attendance, and the challenges they pose for post-16 institutions.
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