Over the weekend, the exams regulator, Ofqual, removed its guidance on how to appeal A-level and GCSE grades using mock exam results just hours after publishing it. It is now reviewing the guidance.
In response to how the Government has handled A-level grading, Munira said:
“Young people are being let down as a result of the Government’s shambolic handling of the whole A-level grading process.
“The confusion and uncertainty emanating from the Government is only making the situation worse. Meanwhile, students are losing university places and their hopes and dreams are being left in tatters.
“The algorithm used for A-level grades has clearly not worked. It is utterly unacceptable for any student to be downgraded based on their family income, or any other factor. The algorithm should therefore be scrapped with teacher grades being used instead. Urgent clarity is needed from the Prime Minister before more young people have their futures stolen.”
Letter to the Prime Minister
Ed Davey, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats, has written to the Prime Minister demanding he urgently revert to teacher-assessed grades for both A-Levels and GCSEs. You can read the letter below: