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Teenagers are being entered for two separate English qualifications at the same time in an attempt to boost schools’ league table rankings, it has emerged. Hundreds of schools are forcing pupils to sit GCSEs and alternative International GCSEs at the end of secondary education to improve their grades, it was revealed. In many cases, schools are able to wait for the results and then use the best grade in performance tables. The strategy is being promoted by a group called the Performance in Excellence Club (PiXL) which aims to dramatically improve GCSE results among its members. The Daily Telegraph The Independent