Kate Green – 2020 Comments on Waiving Exam Appeal Fees

Comments made by Kate Green, the Shadow Secretary of State for Education, on 13 August 2020.

Across the country, thousands of young people are opening their exam results full of hope, only to see their opportunities and their futures dashed.

This is a huge injustice. Pupils, parents and teachers are rightly angry and upset.

The Government has had five months to sort this out. Action is needed in days, not weeks. Students should be guaranteed the right to individual appeals and the fee for appeals should be waived. Students must be treated fairly and nothing should be ruled out, even if Ministers have to follow the U-turn that was forced on the Scottish Government.