Ministers bid to quell revolt over England A-levels by allowing mock exam results

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Ministers bid to quell revolt over England A-levels by allowing mock exam results

Gavin Williamson announces that pupils may use mock results if unhappy with grades

Ministers made an 11th-hour bid to stave off a revolt over the handling of exam results on Tuesday night, granting pupils in England the right to use mock exam results if they are unhappy with their grades.

The intervention, on the eve of the release of 730,000 A-level results decided by an algorithm on Thursday, follows growing alarm in Downing Street.

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