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PM urged to delay GCSE results
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PM urged to delay GCSE results

    Senior Conservative MPs are calling on Boris Johnson to consider delaying the publication of this week's GCSE results until the problems with A-levels have been resolved. The prime minister is under pressure to intervene to end the deepening A-levels crisis in England, amid growing anger among pupils, teachers and MPs, including from his own party. The same controversial algorithm that was used to determine last Thursday's A-level results is being used to dish out GCSE grades this week, sparking fears that millions of pupils could see their marks downgraded, after the coronavirus outbreak cancelled exams. It has now been suggested by a senior Conservative MP that the government may need to delay publishing GCSE results until it can be sure the grading system is fai...