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What does the exams U turn mean for A level and GCSE students

  GCSE students who are anxiously awaiting their results on Thursday can also opt for grades based on their teachers’ estimates rather than the controversial algorithm devised by exams regulator Ofqual. The Government’s U-turn comes after Ofqual revealed that nearly two in five (39.1%) A-level grades in England were reduced from teachers’ predictions. Here is …

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Williamson apologises over A level U Turn

Following criticism from students and headteachers and complaints from dozens of Tory MPs, grades will now be based on teachers’ assessments rather than a controversial algorithm devised by regulator Ofqual. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Mr Williamson had previously defended the “robust” system, which saw almost 40% of grades reduced from teachers’ predictions. The change …

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