Gavin Williamson says sorry to every student over exams chaos ahead of A Level results day
GAVIN Williamson today said sorry to millions of students over their exam chaos - ahead of their A Level results tomorrow.
The Education Secretary said he regretted the disruption of the coronavirus on their education and that the "best thing" would be for them to get back to school in September.
Last night ministers announced fresh plans to help kids appeal if they don't get the marks they want - creating a "triple lock" of help so they don't lose out.
Mock exams can be used as part of their appeal.
It comes after a week of shambles in Scotland after 124,000 kids eventually had their grades scrapped in favour of teachers' marks following an outcry.
He told the BBC tonight: "I apologise to every single child right across the country for the disruption that they've had to suffer."
And he defended the system, saying: "The system, for the overwhelming majority of young people, is going to deliver, you know, credible, strong results for every single one of them.
"It's a robust system, it's a fair system, it's making sure that young people get the grades that they've worked so hard towards."
He said there would be the option for people to get the grades they deserve if they fall short, addiing: "If some of those students have not got the grade they feel they deserve, we ensure there are the proper avenues to get that."
Students who want to can also take their exams again in the autumn ...
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