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12 August 2020

Government announces process to give students 'added security' ahead of A level results (the next day) and GCSE results

Sub-theme: Education

Summary

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson announces a new ‘triple lock’ process that aims to give young people ‘added security’ as they receive their A level and GCSE results (A level results day is 13 August 2020). Each student can accept their calculated grade, appeal to receive a valid mock result or sit autumn exams. All outcomes will hold the same value for universities, colleges and employers. Alongside this, the government also announces an extensive support package (£30m earmarked) for all schools, colleges and further education providers to run a full exam series in the autumn. The calculated grades are based on the judgement of a student’s school or college, and have then been moderated by exam boards to ensure the same standard is applied for all students. Schools and colleges can also appeal if they believe their historic data does not reflect the ability of their current students.

Source(s)

Gov.uk press release