Layla Moran

GCSE results - government used students as guinea pigs

The Liberal Democrats have said the government used students as guinea pigs for the new-look GCSE without sufficient preparation.

Layla Moran MP, Member of Parliament for Oxford West & Abingdon and Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson, said:

"I hope students and their families have every reason to celebrate today.
"Students, teachers and schools should be given huge credit for making the best of a very challenging situation. Students only get one go at education, so it is not good enough for a whole cohort to be used as guinea pigs in this way. These changes were brought in far too quickly and without adequate investment.
"This is why the Liberal Democrats have called for the curriculum to be taken out of the hands of politicians and instead managed by an arms length body that works with examining boards and teachers to ensure these major changes are properly resourced and thought through."

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