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MORE students across the area who had to resit their GCSE English after the grade boundaries were changed by examination boards have been getting their results.

At Bay House School in Gosport, 14 out of 18 students improved from a grade D up to a grade C.

Headteacher Ian Potter said: ‘This demonstrates the large proportion of students who missed out on the C grade that they should have been awarded in the summer.’

At King Richard School in Paulsgrove, many students went on to resit the exam at further education colleges.

A small number resat at the school and got a higher mark but didn’t get the desired C grade.

No pupils retook exams at the City of Portsmouth Boys school.

A number of students successfully resat at South Downs College but staff were not able to confirm how many.

Portsmouth College did not have any students resitting.

As reported yesterday, Henry Cort School in Fareham saw all 25 students who resat getting a C grade or above.

Schools are expecting to hear the results of a hearing into the GCSE controversy in January.

Russell Hobby, general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers, said: ‘While we congratulate young people on their resit results we also remember those who have had to change their education plans to redress the mistakes of others, following the GCSE marking scandal.’