Schools and Colleges: Qualification Results and Full Opening

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:52 pm on 1st September 2020.

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Photo of Bob Stewart Bob Stewart Conservative, Beckenham 4:52 pm, 1st September 2020

As I understand it, from what is reported, the overall results this year are 10% to 12% higher than they might have been if people had sat exams. I am thinking of next year’s cohort and particularly of those who have slipped their university place to next year on their exam results this year. This will make it very difficult for people who might have got an A under this year’s rules but get a B next year. There seems to be a measure of unfairness there that will have to be sorted out by universities and employers. Does the Secretary of State have any idea how we can equalise this apparent unfairness?