Nadia Whittome, MP for Nottingham East has today expressed huge concerns over the handling on A-Level students and their results. With a protest planned to take place today in Nottingham City centre, Nadia has sent out the following statement.
“I stand in full solidarity with students protesting in Nottingham this week. This algorithm has marked down almost 40% of predicted grades and has served to further entrench inequality. Young people from poorer backgrounds have been hit hardest while those receiving private education are twice as likely to have been awarded top grades. Students who have worked so hard are being robbed of their futures and Ofqual has now suspended its appeals criteria, with no time scale for when this will be resolved. No student should have their life chances jeopardised as a result of government failings. I call on the government to act urgently to address this scandal to bring an end to the unacceptable chaos and distress faced by students and their families, or the country faces a lost Covid-19 generation.”