Published: Monday, 17th August 2020

Government has confirmed that A-Level and GCSE grades will be based on teachers' predictions.

Cllr Martin Potter, Portfolio Holder for Education and Schools at Medway Council, said:
 
“I am pleased the government has listened to the concerns raised by students and schools and has now confirmed that A-Level and GCSE grades will be based on teachers' predictions, unless the computer algorithm gave a higher grade. 
 
"Pupils have experienced tremendous pressures this year due to the restrictions imposed by coronavirus and more recently with their exam results. Many pupils were left disappointed by their A-Level results and I hope the revised grading arrangements give the results Medway's students worked hard to achieve. 
 
"Further to the advice I issued last Thursday, if you are still unhappy with your results or unsure of what to do next we would encourage you to talk to your school in the first instance. Our Information Advice and Guidance team is also available to provide support and guidance to young people in Medway, including writing a CV, career advice and applying for further education. 
 
"I would like to congratulate all A-Level and GCSE pupils for their hard work and patience during a challenging year, and wish them all the best with what the future holds, whether that be college, university, an apprenticeship or a work placement. 
 
"We are committed to helping Medway's young people thrive and will continue to liaise regularly with schools to offer our support to ensure all children are given opportunities to a successful future."
 
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