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Exam regulators request more time over Lewisham GCSE legal challenge
EXAM regulators have requested an extra week to respond following a legal challenge by Lewisham schools to this year's GCSE results.
A group of 113 schools and 36 local authorities, led by Lewisham Council, wrote to Ofqual, AQA and Edexcel last week demanding that English papers taken in June be regraded in line with those taken earlier in the year.
They argue tougher grade boundaries imposed mid-year cost many students, including 163 in the borough, a college or training place.
Mayor of Lewisham Sir Steve Bullock said: "We remain concerned that our young people are paying right now and every day for the mistakes that have been made.
"The solution we have set out is simple, re-grade now. But we hope that by allowing the regulator and the exam boards a little more time to consider their position they too will see that this is the only fair thing to do."