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Costs of just failing high-stakes exams


School students who narrowly fail to achieve a grade C in their GCSE English exam at age 16 pay a high price, according to research by Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela and colleagues. Their study concludes that young people are not getting the support they need if they fail to make the grade, even narrowly.


Stephen Machin, Sandra McNally and Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela

29 June 2018     Paper Number CEPCP534

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This CentrePiece article is published under the centre's Education and skills programme, programme.