England exams regulator Ofqual breached its own rules in allowing controversial changes to the way English GCSEs were graded this summer, it is claimed.
The Times Educational Supplement (TES) says measures to guard against grade inflation were not appropriate for this year’s English exams.
Teaching unions have accused Ofqual of “regulatory failure” and say it is more evidence of flawed exam marking.
But the regulator insists it applied its measures correctly.
It comes as state and private school heads call for an independent inquiry into the problems.