In a press release sent by the Government this morning, it’s been announced that students who sat this year’s IGCSE English Literature exam at Castle Rushen High School (CRHS) are to be given special consideration by the exam board.
This comes after Year 11 students at the school studied the 2017 rather than the 2018 set-text.
Cambridge International Examinations has confirmed that the drama component paper which they sat on 25 May, where the school had taught an out-of-date text, will play no part in their IGCSE English Literature grade award.Their grade will be based only on the poetry and prose component and the coursework component.
Minister for Education, Sport and Culture, Graham Cregeen MHK, said: “Both the school and the Department have lobbied hard on this issue. The response from the exam board is fair and reasonable and the best outcome we could have hoped for. I am sure it will be a relief for students and parents alike after what will have been an unsettling few weeks.
Headteacher at Castle Rushen, Keith Winstanley, said: “I once again wish to extend my sincere apologies to the students, parents and carers affected by this issue. A review is ongoing and any necessary actions will be taken.”