Gavin Williamson – 2020 Statement on GCSE and A-Level Results

The statement made by Gavin Williamson, the Secretary of State for Education, on 18 August 2020.

This has been an extraordinarily difficult year for young people who were unable to take their exams.

We worked with Ofqual to construct the fairest possible model, but it is clear that the process of allocating grades has resulted in more inconsistency and unfairness than can be reasonably resolved through an appeals process.

We now believe it is better to offer young people and parents certainty by moving to teacher assessed grades for both A and AS level and GCSE results.

I am sorry for the distress this has caused young people and their parents but hope this announcement will now provide the certainty and reassurance they deserve.