Independent school students gain extra time for exams

One in five students in independent schools received extra time to complete GCSE and A-level exams last year.


The proportion was significantly higher than those who received the special measure in state schools where the figure is fewer than one in eight.


The difference has come to light following an analysis of official exam data by BBC Radio 4's Today programme.


Exams regulator Ofqual said this may be because of the readiness of schools to find students entitled to more time.


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