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On today’s BBC Breakfast, Kate Green revealed she wasn’t pleased with the Government’s decision to let students take results from mock exams if they are not happy with the results they will be given by the examining board. Charlie Stayt pressed the Shadow Education Secretary for “clarity” and the pair clashed when he slammed her for repeating herself.
Green explained: “We think students absolutely need a proper robust appeals process so that they are not dependent on systems that might not fairly reflect the work they’ve done.”
“I think it’s really important this morning for at least the students themselves to have absolute clarity with what you’re saying,” Stayt remarked.
“Are you saying the idea that the idea that going back to the mock exams is a non-starter?”
Green replied: “That should not be part of the solution of this problem.
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“I don’t think the mock exams are a sufficient answer as the basis for which a grade would be awarded.
“Teachers may well have used the mock exams as part of the teacher assessment process that is feeding into the system.
“But the problem with the mock exam is that they won’t give consistency. Not all students would have taken a mock exam.”
Cutting Green off, Stayt said: “I don’t want to waste time, you did say that before.
“The Labour position is that it’s a non-starter? That’s what I’m getting from you.”
More to follow….
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