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Turing Institute head issues warning over A-levels fiasco

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Warning comes as Ofqual defends non-disclosure agreement for researchers working on grade-assessment algorithm

The director of the Alan Turing Institute has called for a “swift postmortem” of the UK’s A-levels results debacle, as a row over how researchers were involved in a controversial algorithm used to award now abandoned grades rumbled on.

After a week that saw the government forced to ditch algorithm-derived A-level grades for English students in favour of generally higher grades recommended by teachers, universities have been scrambling to deal with the fallout for their student admissions.

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