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A-level students to get teacher-assessed grades this year

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Education secretary promises to stay away from assessment algorithms

Students will apply to university with grades awarded by their teachers for the second year in a row after the government promised to steer clear of algorithms to determine grades.

Education secretary Gavin Williamson told MPs on 6 January that the government had “learnt lessons” from last year’s chaos after exams were scrapped and an algorithm was used to calculate students’ final grades.

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