Yet again the proportion of A-level entries awarded an A grade or higher has risen to an all-time high after exams were cancelled for the second year in a row due to Covid-19.
Apparently pupils were only assessed on what they have been taught during the pandemic and hundreds of thousands of students have been given grades determined by teachers, rather than exams.
Overall, the proportion of entries awarded the top A* grade this year has surged to 19.1% – the highest proportion since the top grade was first introduced in 2010, with more than two in five (44.8%) of UK entries were awarded an A or A* grade this summer – up by 6.3 percentage points on last year when 38.5% achieved the top grades.
So yet again everybody is going to University all having attained top marks and yet it seems some of them are demanding a refund on their tuition fees as they will be doing their courses remotely and not attending lectures.
I would have thought they should have to pay more, for they can do exactly what they did for their A levels, work remotely, don’t attend lectures and wait for the end of their course where everyone will be awarded a First Class Honours degree, as they say on the advertisement, “simples.”