Across the country this morning, tens of thousands of young people opened their results full of hope, only to see their hopes for the future dashed. Amidst chaos and last-minute decisions from the UK Government, nearly 40% of A-level grades have been marked down.
Today’s figures also reveal that inequality has been baked in to the system. Students from disadvantaged backgrounds have been disproportionately affected by downgrades and students from independent schools have seen top grades disproportionately rise.
We’re fighting for the future of every student and calling on the Government to urgently right what is set to be a historic wrong.
Pupils, parents and teachers are rightly angry and upset at this injustice.
The Government has had five months to sort this out, yet today we have seen total chaos, with no clear plan for appeals and resits.
Students must be treated fairly and at this stage, nothing should be ruled out. Even if Ministers have to follow the U-turn that was forced on the Scottish Government.
Labour will fight for the future of every student in Britain. Stand with us and together we can stop this injustice. Are you with us?