A-level results day 2023 — Thousands braced for LOWER marks as tough grading returns; plus what are grade boundaries?

A-Level pupils had ‘a great deal to deal with’ promises Schooling Secretary

The Education and learning Secretary has claimed 2023’s A-degrees learners experienced “a large amount to deal with” and had proven “extraordinary resilience” as shared a concept of aid on final results day.

Gillian Keegan included UCAS figures confirmed the United kingdom Governing administration was “proper to place the grading system back to standard”.

Talking BBC Radio 4’s Currently programme she mentioned: “We’ve just had the UCAS figures out… which is that 79% of these college students getting their outcomes nowadays acquired their initial decision of university. And that is up from 74% in 2019.

“And the wonderful news is that 16,500 learners on free university foods obtained a put at college, which is a 60% increase from 2019 and 14% up from past yr.

“So in conditions of locations, this cohort has accomplished incredibly perfectly and most of them – 79% – have in fact obtained their very first preference of college.

“So ideally that will guide every person to understand that we were appropriate to place the grading process back again to standard. The university admissions officers know how to deal with these distinctions, they know how to deal with the variation from earlier cohorts and they also know how to deal with differences involving the English procedure and the Welsh, Northern Irish and Scottish.”

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