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News briefing: 'Significant' drop in 2016 GCSE grades

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News briefing
The national picture for GCSE results day 2016 suggests a 'significant' drop in the pass rate, with the share of A*-C grades falling by more than 2 percentage points. New rules on English and maths re-takes have been blamed, but the pass rate among those sitting exams for the first time also fell.

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