Friday 20 March 2020 / 6:33 PM Angela Rayner / Coronavirus

Students want fair mark for work and deserve more clarity from government

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, commenting on the government’s announcement about school exams, said:

“Hard working students rightly want a fair mark for their work and deserve more clarity and leadership than we’re getting from the government, which all too often during this crisis seems to be a step behind what is needed.

“We have always said predicted grades are not always accurate, and can disproportionately affect the children who need the most support, and we pushed ministers to ensure students can sit an exam later if they wish.

“Labour is writing to the Education Secretary for more details. It is crucial that pupils, teachers and parents know what the action plan is.”