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Williamson promises robust appeals process for A-levels

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Education secretary hints at what to expect in upcoming exams consultation

Education secretary Gavin Williamson has said there will need to be a “strong and robust” appeals process in place for this year’s A-levels, which will be assessed by teachers following the cancellation of formal examinations.

Williamson told the House of Commons education committee on 13 January that the Department for Education and England’s exams watchdog, Ofqual, will set out “very, very rapidly” how teachers will assess their students after exams were cancelled because of Covid-19.

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