Chartered College of Teaching comments on new A Level results plans

The Chartered College of Teaching has today (12 August) commented on the new ‘triple lock’ announcement by the Department for Education regarding A-Level results.

As part of the decision, “students could accept their calculated grade, appeal to receive a valid mock result or sit autumn exams to ensure the achievements of young people are recognised.”

Professor Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching, commented on the announcement:

“Results day is already a stressful occasion, we are worried that these last-minute additions will add to the huge level of anxiety that students and our teachers are feeling.

Our members want to see that their work in contributing to the agreed grades will be understood and supported by the Government. As we look towards the future of an uncertain academic year, it is imperative that the Government engages in an honest and open discussion with the profession, so that we learn from these past months. We need to recognise the expertise of our teachers and consult them. That way we can ensure that individual study and progress is fairly and robustly acknowledged.”

Read our report ‘Education in times of crisis’ to find out more about member views on assessment and the #FutureOfTeaching.