EDUCATION – EXAMINATION GRADE INFLATION – 17 September 2012

Dr Julian Lewis: Does my right hon. Friend accept that the publication of grades rather than of actual examination marks makes examination results easier to massage and manipulate? Will he therefore consider the publication of actual marks in any future new examination results?

[The Secretary of State for Education (Michael Gove): My hon. Friend makes a very good point. One of the things we want to encourage in the consultation is thoughtful reflection on how we can properly record the level of achievement that each student has secured. His point is a very valuable contribution to the debate.]