Chartered College of Teaching calls for “injustice” of A-Level results to be “corrected”

The Chartered College of Teaching has today (14th August) called for urgent corrections to be made following the “injustice” of A-Level results.

Professor Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching, said:

“The A-Level results given to many students yesterday were extremely unfair and unjust. Students that have worked so hard during unbelievably challenging circumstances were penalised for attending schools where a flawed accountability system dictated that their individual achievements could not be recognised. For many, individual calculated grades appeared to be randomly impacted by Ofqual seeking system-level status quo.

Our teachers were not listened to. They should have been given the chance last week to appeal against harsh decisions and inconsistencies. However, regretabbly we yet again found ourselves in a situation where decisions were forced upon the profession. The appeals process must correct this injustice by actually listening to our teachers and school leaders. 

As we prepare for a new school term amidst ongoing uncertainty we need to see that our Government both respects education and listens to our teachers. The past 24 hours sadly serves to further demoralises a profession already under huge strain. This is not right.”

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