Free examination appeals for colleges in England

Labour call for urgent u-turn over 'exams fiasco'


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There has been widespread concern concerning the equity of the ‘calculated’ outcomes

The authorities will cowl the price of colleges in England interesting in opposition to A-level and GCSE grades.

It comes amid an ongoing row after 280,000 A-level students had their marks downgraded.

Ministers are additionally anticipated to arrange a “gold command” taskforce, led by Schools Minister Nick Gibb, to supervise the appeals course of.

The authorities beforehand stated it desires the method to conclude by 7 September.

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson informed The Times the federal government would cowl the charges in a bid to make sure that head academics weren’t deterred from making appeals.

There had been fears that the prices – which may attain £150 – might cease colleges from taking up more durable to show instances.

The regulator, Ofqual, will give extra particulars subsequent week.

Earlier, Labour known as on ministers to behave instantly to kind out an “exams fiasco” in England and cease hundreds of A-level college students being “betrayed”.

And some Tory MPs have challenged the equity of how grades have been determined.

BBC News political correspondent Helen Catt stated having “an efficient and effective” appeals course of “is going to be really important in making sure more Tories don’t join them”.

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