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Ofqual's U-Turn on guidance showing that students who appeal on the basis of a valid mock exam may not receive their mock grade

On Saturday 15th August @Ofqual published guidance on the use of mock exams in appealing A Level results.

Kate Green responds to launch of Government back to school safely campaign

Kate Green MP, @UKLabour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Education, commenting on the launch of Government’s ‘back to school safely’ campaign, said:

Keir Starmer calls for Government U-turn on exams fiasco

@UKLabour calls for Government U-turn on exams fiasco  Keir Starmer has today (14 Aug) called on the UK Government to scrap its “fatally flawed” system which saw hundreds of thousands of A-Level results downgraded in yesterday’s exams fiasco. 

Labour Party manifesto round-up for FE, employability and skills

Further and higher education is fundamental to our national prosperity. To compete in the global marketplace, especially the highly skilled marketplace of tomorrow, it is essential that the skills of the British workforce match those of other nations across the world. The demand for high level skills is strong and growing, and the supply of good graduates is an increasingly important factor in global economic competition. Enabling our people to gain the skills they need is essential if we want to secure the jobs of the future.

Labour calls for all A Level appeals fees to be waived as thousands of pupils’ results are downgraded

@UKLabour has called for appeals of #ALevel grades to be made free this year, after figures from @Ofqual confirmed that tens of thousands of pupils have seen their results downgraded  Shadow Education Secretary Kate Green has also told Ministers that “nothing should be ruled out” including a Scottish Government-style U-turn.

Emma Hardy responds to the Sutton Trust poll for University Applicants who are worried about their grades

@EmmaHardyMP, Labour’s Shadow Universities Minister, responding to the @suttontrust poll that shows university applicants are worried about getting their grades and what university life will be like, said:

Labour's Kate Green comments on Ofqual's announcement that schools can appeal GCSE and A Level results

@KateGreenSU, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Education, commenting on @ofqual’s announcement that schools can appeal GCSE and A-Level Results, said: 

Labour seeks urgent assurances over exams results

@KateGreenSU, @UKLabour’s Shadow Education Secretary, has today written to @GavinWilliamson, the Education Secretary, to demand urgent clarifications for parents and children who are worried that their exam results will not be reflective of the hard work they have put into their education but instead set by a computer algorithm based on their schools’ prior attainment.

Calling for a German-style education system is no replacement for investment the sector needs

@KateGreenSU - Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Education, responding to the announcement from the government to reform further education, said: 

Kate Green on Govt failure to meet target for laptops for disadvantaged children

@KateGreenSU comments on DfE had not met their target of delivering 230,000 laptops to disadvantaged children by 30th June 2020.  

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