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GOOD NEWS: The Hemel Hempstead School pleased with government’s U-turn decision

 Published on: 25th August 2020   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

The Hemel Hempstead School is glad that their students will be receiving their GCSE’s results judged by their teachers.

Headteacher Neil Hassell said: “We are really pleased that the results Year 11 students here at The Hemel Hempstead School, and across England are receiving today (August 20), are those judged by their schools, the people who know them best.  

“All of our students are right to be incredibly proud of their hard work, dedication and resilience.    So too should the teachers and support staff who have guided, supported, and encouraged them through an unprecedented period of change in education.  

“Given the complexities of recent weeks we want to give students the very best chances at sixth form so we will, for internal and external candidates, be offering places on the basis of a Centre Assessed Grade or a Mock Examination Grade, whichever is higher.”

After the exams were cancelled due to the coronavirus, students were graded following a controversial algorithm, which downgraded more than 200.000 A-levels results according to the Office for Qualifications and Exam Regulation (Ofqual).

After numerous protests led by disappointed students, the government made a U-turn decision, meaning A-levels and GCSE’s results would be based on teachers’ predictions.

Picture credit: Ishan Gajjar

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