U-turn: Teacher estimate grades to be awarded for student exams - A-Levels, AS Levels and GCSEs affected
PUBLISHED: 17:35 17 August 2020 | UPDATED: 17:46 17 August 2020
Student grades could improve for a large number of candidates already handed their A-Level marks last week, after the Government and Ofqual U-turned and agreed to revert to teacher-assessed grades.
Students will now be awarded the grade estimated by their school or college, or the moderated grade, whichever is higher, for A-Levels, AS Levels and Thursday’s GCSEs.
Schools had said an estimated 40 percent of results were downgraded when a formula was used to give results based on previous school grades.
Ofqual said they are working with the Department for Education, universities and everyone affected.
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Both the Ofqual chairman Roger Taylor and education secretary Gavin Williamson have apologised.
It follows protests which have been held across England over the A-Level grades.
And a number of schools across our area had declined to release their standard exam grade comparison on Thursday.
In a statement, Ofqual chairman Roger Taylor admitted it had “caused real anguish and damaged public confidence”.
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