This research, authored by Simon Burgess and Dave Thomson, examines the impact of GCSE reforms on disadvantaged pupils.
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Recent changes to GCSEs – including tougher exams and a new grading system – have led to a slight widening of the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their classmates, according to new research published by the Sutton Trust today.
Simon Burgess and Dave Thomson unpick their new research for the Sutton Trust on the impact of GCSE reforms on disadvantaged pupils.