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MP demands Government follow Northern Ireland and trust our teachers on GCSE and A-Level results

August 17, 2020 5:31 PM

Commenting on the news this morning from that GCSE results in Northern Ireland will be solely based on grades provided by teachers, South Lakes MP Tim Farron said: "Over the last few days my inbox has been inundated with heart-breaking stories of young people in the South Lakes failing to get into universities to help them get a career that they'd set their hearts on.

"The Conservatives' have made a complete pig's ear of A-Level results and are set to do the same with GCSEs, with the life chances of our young people put in jeopardy as a result.

"There has always been, and still is, a simple solution to this - just trust our teachers.

"So that's what I'm calling upon the Government to do today: scrap the unfair and convoluted algorithm system, use the teacher's predicted grades instead and give our young people the best future they can have."