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All downgraded A-level and GCSE results axed in government U-turn

Education: Secondary / Mon 17th Aug 2020 at 03:10pm

A-LEVEL and GCSE students downgraded by examiners in England will be given the grade predicted for them by their teacher, the exam regulator as confirmed.

The major u-turn comes after days of heartache for pupils, many of whom feel that they’ve been cheated by an algorithm.

Ofqual Chair Roger Taylor made the announcement and apologised for the ” real anguish” experienced by pupils.

It comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced to call into a meeting with his Education Secretary Gavin Williamson as the crisis threatened to spin out of control.

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