Kate Green – 2020 Comments on Calculated Grades

Below is the text of the comments made by Kate Green, the Shadow Education Secretary, on 10 July 2020.

The Government must ensure that this year’s assessments are fair, accessible, and accountable.

Labour has argued for years that predicted grades already create significant challenges for disadvantaged students, and without fair standardisation and appeals many more students could be unfairly affected by calculated grades.

The Government and Ofqual must urgently act to ensure that young people from ethnic minority and disadvantaged backgrounds do not lose out under this system.