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Childrens careers blighted because of "inaccurate" exam results.

Childrens careers blighted because of "inaccurate" exam results.

Children are having their careers blighted because over a third of exam grades in certain subjects are "inaccurate", a leading headteacher has warned.

Chris King, chairman of the Headmasters' & Headmistresses' Conference (HMC)  has urged school leaders to rise up and tackle the issue.

Addressing heads of the world's leading independent schools at HMC’s annual conference in Belfast, Mr King said that there is “great uncertainty” that students are receiving an accurate grade in their GCSEs and A-levels.

“True to its word, Ofqual has begun to tackle this too,” he said. “But the size of the problem is unnerving and cannot be condoned by school leaders through silence.

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