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Welsh Lib Dems welcome change to A-Level grading

Our pupils deserve fair grades, not those decided by an algorithm.

By Callum James Littlemore, Aug 17, 2020 6:08

School pupils, one with their hand up

We welcome the decision to grade this years' A-Levels based on the recommended grades from teachers.

Jane Dodds, Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, said:

"I'm pleased that Kirsty Williams has taken this decision to change the awarding of grades and prioritise the grades given by teachers. It gives pupils the confidence they need to go forward into the next stage of their life, knowing their grades reflect their hard work and perseverance.

"The method originally used to allocate results had merits, and while AS-Level results do give a good indication of a student's capabilities, today's announcement will better reflect the progress many have made over the previous year.

"I am also glad to hear there will be further announcements about a full and independent inquiry into the situation, so we can identify the weaknesses in our current examination grading system.

"A good quality education is key to empowering our children with the ability to go forward into the world with the skills they need to succeed.

"The Welsh Liberal Democrats will continue to champion education and give our children the best possible start in life."

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