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9th November 2019, 07:42

Bayside’s ICT students receive GCSE results after nearly three month delay

Bayside school students doing Information and Communication Technologies - ICT - who sat their GCSE exam this summer, have finally received their results.

The results were due eleven weeks ago - on the official GCSE results day on the 22nd of August.

However, students were told the OCR Cambridge National exam papers were being held as 'pending' by the Examination Board due to 'technical reasons' beyond the school's control.

At the start of term in September, students who wished to take ICT at A-level were given permission to start lessons - despite not having received their GCSE result - on the basis of predicted grades.

With the results now in, GBC understands that despite the fact that not all students achieved their predicted grade, they have all be allowed to continue with their ICT A-level.

Westside School students have not been affected. GBC has asked the Government to explain the reason for the delay.