Thousands of students in North Staffordshire received their A-level results today.
It’s always an anxious wait for students and their families and this year has been doubly hard because of the coronavirus pandemic.
After the Covid-19 outbreak all exams were cancelled and teachers were told to submit grades they thought each student would have received if they had sat the papers.
An algorithm was then used to ‘standardise’ these figures so they were broadly in line with previous years.
The Joint Council for Qualifications revealed today that 35.6 per cent of A-level grades that have been awarded in England are a grade lower than the teacher assessments. Just 2.2 per cent were a grade higher than the predicted grades.
Exam boards today defended this summer’s A-level results saying ‘standards have been maintained’.
Figures show the proportion of A-levels netting A* or A grades across the UK has risen by 2.4 per cent this year. Altogether, 27.9 per cent of entries were awarded these grades.
The overall pass rate has also gone up by 0.7 per cent.
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