UK coronavirus live: pressure on England over A-level results after Scotland exams U-turn

Fears students from poorer backgrounds will be unfairly penalised by grading methods

7.33am BST

Ministers are under pressure over the botched handling of English A-level results after Scotland announced a review of grades and major research showed high-achieving pupils from poorer backgrounds are likely to be hardest hit.

The universities minister is asking vice-chancellors to be lenient with their offers and keep places open for pupils pursuing appeals, amid fears that results will not truly reflect pupils’ abilities.

7.05am BST

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Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: UK coronavirus live: pressure on England over A-level results after Scotland exams U-turn ———

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