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War of words must not continue’

Yesterday the Education Minister issued a statement that he is issuing the WJEC with a Direction to implement re-grading.

He had previously said that he would give the WJEC board reasonable time to comply – that appears to no longer be the case as the Minister has instead resorted to issuing a directive to the examination board merely twenty-four hours after his original statement. The war of words that has unfolded today has spiralled out of control and can not be allowed to continue.

Rather than have the Education Minister, Ofqual and the examinations board engaging in institutional warfare, they must all sit down and work together for the best interests of Welsh students. Welsh students are not best served by this sort of twitter-based policy making and it is no way to reach a calm and moderate conclusion.

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