Thursday 29 July 2021 / 10:37 PM Education / Peter Kyle / Schools

Peter Kyle responds to Ofqual analysis of centre assessment grades

Peter Kyle MP, Labour’s Shadow Schools Minister, responding to Ofqual analysis showing that the Government’s handling of 2020 examinations resulted in private school pupils’ grades increasing more than those of state school pupils, said:

“Today’s reports confirm what we already knew – that in amongst the shambles of last year’s examinations, the Conservatives hung state school pupils out to dry.

“Rather than coming forward with a clear plan to ensure fairness in this summer’s results, the Government has been asleep at the wheel. That carelessness is putting young people’s futures at risk.

“With exam results coming in just a fortnight’s time, the Government must urgently lay out what support will be available to pupils, parents and teachers on Results Day to ensure every child can progress in education or employment. A repeat of last year’s fiasco cannot, and will not, be tolerated.”