Free faculty examination appeals, and France ‘exodus’

Free school exam appeals, and France 'exodus'


Newspaper headlines: Free faculty examination appeals, and France ‘exodus’


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Schools in England will be capable to enchantment towards A-level and GCSE grades at no cost, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has advised The Times, after 40% of A-level outcomes have been downgraded from lecturers’ predictions. The authorities is going through mounting criticism over its dealing with of exams. Mr Williamson mentioned that, by overlaying the charges, head lecturers wouldn’t be deterred from making appeals. The transfer will value between £8m and £15m and will assist to keep away from “shocking injustices”, he added.

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Several papers report on holidaymakers’ scramble to return to the UK earlier than the brand new quarantine measures come into impact on Saturday morning. The Guardian calls it an “exodus” as hundreds of travellers battle “chaotic scenes” to make it again dwelling. The paper says Downing Street had initially deliberate for the foundations to come back into pressure on Sunday, however introduced it ahead to 04:00 BST on Saturday following discussions with devolved administrations. It is known, the paper says, that Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland pushed “very firmly” for an earlier deadline.

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“Get out of France now… or you’ll miss out on school,” is the headline on the entrance web page of the Daily Mail. The paper studies the “warning” for fogeys as the brand new quarantine guidelines imply that hundreds of youngsters might miss the beginning of the varsity 12 months, with many lessons returning on 2 September.

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An image of individuals standing in lengthy queues at an airport leads the entrance web page of the i weekend newspaper. “British tourists flee France” as flights promote out in minutes, trains are packed and additional ferry companies are launched, the paper provides. Some 160,000 holidaymakers see their plans thrown into “chaos”, the paper says.

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As new quarantine measures set in, bookings for staycation breaks have “rocketed”, the FT Weekend studies. Traffic to some vacation cottage web sites have spiked in 24 hours as folks adapt plans they could have needed to journey overseas. Private jet reservations have additionally seen a spike in numbers as travellers reply to the Saturday morning quarantine deadline.

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Testing might finish the “quarantine roulette”, The Daily Telegraph studies. The paper cites minutes from the federal government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) two months in the past, which present that it requested Public Health England to think about a double testing coverage that will contain travellers being checked on the border and once more 5 to eight days later. David Davis, the previous Brexit secretary, referred to as on the federal government to undertake a extra regional and “nuanced” strategy.

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And Boris Johnson has mentioned that the federal government goes “all out” to safe a coronavirus vaccine, saying he’ll do every little thing potential to again scientists, in line with the Daily Express’ entrance web page. The lead picture on the entrance of the paper – and The Daily Telegraph – is of the Princess Royal as she celebrates her 70th birthday.

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Meanwhile, “Scream cakes” is the headline on the entrance web page of the Daily Star, which studies that hit Channel four present the Great British Bake Off is because of be filmed in a lodge that’s “haunted”.

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