32.02% (41,172 pupils) will resit
for the exams and 34.70% (44,617) did not pass.
THOUSANDS of Welsh students could be allowed to resit
their GCSE English exam after a report found grade boundaries had been changed part-way during the academic year.
GCSEs away from school Miss Ffrench's advice is to sign up for a resit
course at City College Coventry, in Swanswell Street, Hillfields.
In a further GCSE shake-up, pupils will be able to resit
parts of courses that they fail.
The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) decided in 2003 to lift the limit on the number of times students could resit
A-level and AS-level units.
Some sixth form colleges offer resit
courses tailored to third year students.
And they are in favour of restricting resits
- reckoning students who haven't got the right grades first or second time round don't do as well at degree level, even if they succeed at A-level in later resits
Any student who fails any clinical skills exams will normally have one opportunity to resit
John Dunford, general secretary of the Secondary Heads Association, said, ``There are already far too many students doing resits
. This contributes to an already over-examined culture, particularly between 16 and 18.
The Ministry for Education and Employment has once again launched the free SEC revision classes for those who will be sitting for the English, Maltese, Mathematics and Physics resits
in September 2016.
Some second year students are also worried they won't be able to return to the college for resits
if they don't get the grades they want.
"WE'RE in the second year so we will be able to finish the course at Henley but won't be able to come back and do resits