With many Schools and Colleges closing in March 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic (“Covid 19”) and the consequential cancellation of Public A-Level (or equivalent) and GCSE examinations in the summer of 2020, examination grades will be based on a revised system of awarding qualifications. Currently, the process  introduces a more subjective element of teacher’s assessments, followed by a process of ‘standardisation’ by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (“Ofqual”), the body that regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England, using a controversial algorithm. This has increased the scope for unfairness and the potential for challenges to the awards given. 

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