Ian Lavery has welcomed the government U-turn on exam results as a victory for common sense, condemning the governments original position to be a postcode lottery that negatively effected students in deprived areas.

The original approach would have resulted in private schools increasing the proportion of students achieving top grades by twice as many as comprehensive schools.

Ian was outspoken against the use of an algorithm to determine this years students results, which resulted in 39% of students results being downgraded, with some students finding their grades downgraded by up to 3 grades, and shared a petition urging the government to re-think it’s approach.

At a National Education Union rally for exam Justice held at Grey’s monument on the 19th August, Ian called for Secretary of Education Gavin Williamson to resign his post amid the A level chaos.

Alongside this Ian hosted an emergency A level surgery over zoom for any concerned students or parents to discuss their results, and what possible next steps are available to them as they look to the future. At this meeting Ian heard from students worried about where their results leave them with regard to places at university, as well as those who sat vocational qualifications such as BTEC’s who are still yet to receive their results.

Ian continues to support students following the government U-turn on exam results as they struggle with the consequences of having their grades readjusted again, leaving some without places at their first choice universities despite meeting the requirements asked of them.

Anybody who needs help or assistance, is concerned or confused with regard to their results please do not hesitate to contact the office team on 01670 852494, or email ian.lavery.mp@parliament.uk

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