Not someone who I’ve ever had a lot of time for, which goes to show how bad things are that we look back to the likes of Baker as a golden age of minimally-competent Tory maladministration*, but he makes a good point.Kenneth Baker, who was a Conservative education secretary under Margaret Thatcher, urged Williamson to instruct Ofqual not to release the GCSEs results this Thursday. “The A-level results have produced hundreds of thousands of unfair and barely explicable downgrades,” he said. “They have helped smaller private schools but hit the brighter students in a poorly performing state school.”
There isn’t really the time pressures on GCSE results that there were with A-Levels so they may as well take another a week or so to try and sort it out. As it is dropping the results on Thursday is just going to plunge the schools and GCSE students into the same sort of limbo the universities and A-Level students are with no real clarity on whether the grades awarded will stand or what the results of the incoming cohort actually will be.
https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... ls-process
*so bad in fact the Tories put themselves out of power for a generation.