There is a U-turn by England’s educational sector as A-level and GSCE students will be graded by teachers estimates instead of the use of algorithm.
In a virtual interview by the BBC, the chairman of Ofqual, Roger Taylor and Education Secretary Gavin Williamson both apologized for the inconvenience that such decision had caused.
Mr Williamson said in a statement that he understands parent and students have been greatly affected by the inconsistencies with the process of grading.
Mr Williamson further stated, “I am sorry for the distress this has caused young people and their parents but hope this announcement will now provide the certainty and reassurance they deserve.”
He stated that Ofqual and No. 10 had collaborated in order to work out a design that will produce the “fairest model” but it turns out that the process of awarding grades had result in a series of “more significant inconsistencies than can be resolved through an appeals process”