**Stop Press** Government 'U Turn' on A Level Results
Breaking National News - A-level and GCSE students in England will be given grades estimated by their teachers, rather than by an algorithm, after a government U-turn, it was reported this afternoon.
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Following this afternoon’s announcements by Ofqual and Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education, that A-level, AS-level and GCSE results will be based on the higher grade of either the Centre-Assessed Grades (CAGs) or the awarded grades that were calculated using the Ofqual algorithm. Please note, that this does not apply to BTEC awarded grades. We also believe, at this time, the proposal to allow appeals based on mock examinations has now been superseded by the Centre Assessed Grades - therefore mock appeals are no longer possible.
We are awaiting further clarification from the Department for Education and the exam boards and considering how we can best disseminate this information in a timely and secure manner. We are aiming to release our A-level CAGs tomorrow and will do so as early as possible, and by no later than 3pm.
In the meantime, I hope that this afternoon’s announcements will bring some comfort to any A-level students, who have been disappointed and disadvantaged in the initial awarding process used by Ofqual.