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    Students and parents have condemned ‘panicked’ changes to the way A-level results in England are decided, saying they have increased stress and reduced fairness.<br>Education Secretary Gavin Williamson announced late on Tuesday that students will be able to use their results in mock tests to appeal if they are unhappy with the grades they are given – and will also be able to sit exams in the autumn.<br>The government insists it will not bow to pressure to drop ‘standardisation’ of A-level grades despite fears a Scottish-style U-turn on giving teachers the final say could hike pass rates by 12 percentage points. <br>But ministers are braced for a major backlash tomorrow when students find out their grades after seeing their courses blighted by coronavirus.<br>Mr Williamson also apologised to every child for ‘the disruption that they’ve had to suffer’ but said the ‘best thing’ was for them to be back in school in September. <br>Suzanne Whitton, whose 18-year-old daughter Holly is awaiting A-level results, said the move appeared to be a panicked response following the backlash to Scotland’s downgrading of pupils’ results – which resulted in an apology and U-turn.<br> Students and parents have condemned ‘panic’ changes to the way A-level results in England are decided, after the government watch the grading fiasco unfurl in schools in Scotland.

    Pictured: Holyrood Secondary School in Glasgow<br> Scottish schools are back weeks before those in England as the holidays finish earlier north of the border<br>’This feels very much like a knee-jerk panic reaction to me, by a government who has watched Scotland’s fiasco unfurl,’ said the parent from Wokingham in Berkshire.<br>’I don’t know why they have left it so late to make this decision when it would have put so many students’ minds at rest if it had been declared before.<br>’And what about those students who didn’t work hard for mocks and were planning to cram in the last few months to increase their final grade?'<br>On students now being able to sit exams in the autumn if unhappy with their results, she added: ‘A-level students didn’t even finish the syllabus so how can anyone be expected to take an exam in six weeks’ time?<br>’The whole thing has not been well thought through and today’s news is the icing on the cake.'<br> Education Secretary Gavin Williamson announced late on Tuesday that students will be able to use their results in mock tests to appeal if they are unhappy with the grades they are given <br> semua toto nicely visit our web site.

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