Ofqual under fire as grading fiasco continues

Exam watchdog Ofqual released guidance for teachers at the end of last week on how to generate GCSE and A Level grades.

However, educational professionals have criticised the guidance for being too open and encouraging inconsistency in grading across schools.

The Ofqual guidance comes as GCSEs and A Levels have been cancelled for the second year in a row, and final grades are instead decided by teachers.

The grades will be based on a range of evidence collected over the coming months demonstrating students’ performances on the subject content which they have been taught.

Worries about GCSE and A Level grades have also spiked as research shows only 16% of previous predicted grades are accurate.

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