For all the apologies, Mary Bousted says there is little sign government is willing or able to learn the lessons of how it got into this mess, with likely repercussions for next year’s final-year students
Today should have been a day of celebration for students as they received their A level grades. It doesn’t feel like that. Social media is brimming with the fury of outraged young people who feel that their life chances have been damaged by the downgrading of teacher assessments through a process which feels obscure and unfair. The charge that their grades are more a reflection of the school they have gone to, rather than their efforts and abilities, is toxic to the trust that they, and their parents, employers and society at large, have in our qualifications system.
Gavin Williamson has, this morning, toured the TV and radio…