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‘Wild West’ A-level grading could cause admissions chaos


Education committee raises fears over grade inflation and university entrance this summer

An influential group of MPs has warned of “chaos” for university applicants this summer as surging grade inflation could see a spike in the number of qualified students competing for places.

In a letter to education secretary Gavin Williamson, Conservative MP and chair of the House of Commons education committee Robert Halfon said the cross-party committee had a “real fear” that the alternatives to A-level exams this summer risked a rise in grade inflation that could be “well beyond what was seen last August”.

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