#Satsshambles: Teachers angered by 'unprecedented' marking errors
And more than four-fifths of employers think careers advice in schools is not good enough.
More than a third of businesses do not know that a new numerical grading system for GCSEs in English and maths is being used from next month, a new survey suggests.
And as well as the 35 per cent who are "wholly unaware" of the major exam reform, another 29 per cent say they are aware of the new 9-1 grading scale – which will gradually replace A*-G – but do not understand it.
A further 8 per cent of businesses are aware of the new grading but do not realise it is starting this year, according to a report by the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) and Pearson.