After howls of protests from tens of thousands of students, teachers, and lecturers the government has decided to reverse its policy to determine A Level exam grades using a statistical algorithm rather than by student ability.
We are pleased to hear about this result, which will support young people in North Devon - especially those at Petroc who were disproportionately impacted.
This U-turn is a victory for common sense and rightly answers calls from Liberal Democrats and others, but it should never have gone this far. There is still a long way to go to clean up this mess. Government must provide the clarity young people need, including supporting and resourcing universities to ensure all provisional offers are honoured.
We’ve always called for placing trust in North Devon’s teachers, not some suit in Westminster.