According to The Sunday Times, some teenagers and their parents intend to take legal action over this year's A-level grading process. By Sian Griffiths, Rosamund Urwin, Gabriel Pogrund, Steven Swinford and Rosemary Bennett. The article quotes Richard Cairns, headmaster at Brighton College, Helen Pike, master of Magdalen College School, Oxford, and Fiona Boulton, chairwoman of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference and headmistress of Guildford High School for Girls.
The Independent reports on a demonstration which took place in London over the weekend, where protesters called on the Government to award students their centre-assessed grades. By Clea Skopeliti.
An article in The Times reports Ofqual took down its appeals guidance just hours after it was published, stating the guidelines would be issued "in due course". By Rosemary Bennett. The Government had previously confirmed it would cover the cost of schools in England appealing against exam grades. BBC News.
BBC News reports two colleges at Oxford University have said they will award places to all of their offer-holders, irrespective of their A-level results.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has called for a return to teacher assessed grades for A-level pupils "and urgent action to avoid the same injustice for GCSE students". By Samuel Lovett, The Independent.
A report published by Ofqual has found the algorithm used to calculate A-level results predicts inaccurate grades at least a third of the time. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph. The article quotes Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the ISC.
Tes reports Simon Hyde, the incoming general secretary of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference, has called for students to be awarded their teacher assessed grades this year. By Catherine Lough. The article quotes Simon Henderson, headmaster of Eton College.
The Royal Statistical Society has issued a formal complaint against Ofqual, stating the algorithm devised by the exams regulator has failed to "achieve quality and trustworthiness". By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.
Peter Green, headmaster of Rugby School, writes to The Times calling for "major reforms" following this year's A-level results day. The letter can be found a quarter of the way down the page.
According to Tes, the exams regulator did not consider how its A-level grading model could disproportionately advantage subjects with smaller entry numbers. By Catherine Lough. John Craven, chief executive of social mobility charity UpReach, has said there has been "rampant grade inflation" in exams more commonly taken in independent schools "because they're not subjected to the standardisation process". By Taz Ali, The Independent.
The Times reports this year's A-level algorithm may have breached data protection rules, which state individuals have the right to object to automated decision-making. By Jonathan Ames.
An article in The Times reports headteachers have warned that confusion surrounding this year's appeals process could present an obstacle for the reopening of schools in September. By Rosemary Bennett. The article quotes Vicky Bingham, headteacher of South Hampstead High School.