Today, hundreds of thousands of A-level students will receive their results based not on standard testing as in previous years, but instead calculated by a statistical model that takes into account factors such as performance in earlier tests and previous exam results.
However, the calculation of grades has come under scrutiny by students and teachers alike for its controversial results; BBC statistics explained that in England, 36% of entries had a lower grade than teachers predicted whilst three per cent were down two grades as a result of exams being cancelled.
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