04 October 2010
Correction: The Sunday Times reports that "nearly a quarter of all GCSE candidates now take their exams before 16". This is not what the figures say - these show that, of all candidates taking at least one GCSE in 2009 nearly a quarter were under 16, but most of these took only one or two GCSEs. To say "now take their exams" is misleading. Only 6% of entries were by under 16s.
Our 'How old are GCSE candidates' report can be found below.