CCEA has now announced re-marking for the subject will reopen until October 17, with consideration also being given to free of charge re-marks for those pupils who receive free school meals.
“Trust in our education system and those who grade pupils is paramount. I welcome this move by CCEA to reopen the re-marking system for another week. It is also welcome the organisation appears to recognise the need for a wider review of the charges applied for appeals. I hope that helps restore some of the confidence lost over the past few days.
“While it is a good move by CCEA, there is now a legitimate public concern on the fitness, fairness and accessibility of the marking system, particularly when it comes to English Literature, as well as the system of charges which apply for anyone wishing to access the re-marking system.
“I would urge CCEA to give the utmost consideration to suspending all charges for those who wish to see their English Literature papers re-marked and the risk of grade reductions, given the exceptional circumstances pertaining to this matter.”