GCSE history results down : let’s celebrate?

Publication of the final authorized statistics for this year’s GCSE results were announced today and heralded with my delight by the new Secretary of State Nicky Morgan. Lower than any year since 2007 I’m not quite sure what the government is crowing about. Results up: too easy, results down; rigorous reforms. Sounds the perfect get out clause for politicians. If you missed the headlines here is the final figure for history:
2013/2014 A*9.8 A18.4 B21.0 C18.7 D13.4 E8.5 F5.2 G3.2 A*-A28.2 A*-C 67.9

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