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Given @GavinWilliamson failure to apologise this week for 'last-minute' decisions on schools policy during the pandemic, we thought it might be useful to put to together one handy thread of every U-turn from the @educationgovuk since April last year(1/43)🤓…
Free school meals will come up a lot in this thread, but here is the first governmental U-turn before the Easter Holidays. (2/43) #FSM…
.@educationgovuk then decided not to fund #FSM in the following half-term break, they changed their minds after a public outcry. (3/43)…
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I chose to resit due to extenuating circumstances where my father was on his death bed during my 2019 A Level sitting. Evidently, this had a great emotional toll on me that -
reflected in my grades and I knew I had to resit as I was determined to obtain grades that reflect my potential and ability. In addition to this, my desire to resit also stemmed from wanting to leave generational poverty and social inequality that has been inflicted upon me.
Unfortunately, being a young BAME person from a low income family in one of the poorest boroughs in the U.K., on free school meals and occasionally provided with £60-£90 in bursary per school term (£20-£30 per month) has not given me leverage in life.
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UCU head of equalities @jsherrarduk is on
@LondonOneRadio at the moment talking about the fallout from the government's exam results fiasco. #alevels2020

Listen live here👇🏽
Jenny says that university staff are having to pick up the pieces after the government's last-minute U-turn to help students get through the admissions process.
Some students may now not be able to get to their first choice even though they have had their grades restored.
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The Govt #OFQUAL algorithm expressly discriminates against ambitious Comprehensive schools stretching their students to achieve the very best, schools like #SacredHeart in #Newcastle - my blog for @ChronicleLive #AlevelResults…
Here is what one of the downgraded students told me "I can’t sleep because my hopes and dreams have been shattered. With less than one month to go, I don’t know what university I will be attending because my first choice university was snatched away from me... #alevels2020
...this is devastating and disgraceful! We’re being punished by the government’s algorithm, when it is our teachers who know us best. The government has failed our generation and have destroyed our destiny’s."#ALevelsResults
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A thread about the a levels fiasco and algorithmic bias. From an ex machine learning engineer with a passion for social justice. #alevels2020
An algorithm has been used to decide students a level results this year as a result of #COVID19
Is that algorithm fair or is it biased? The quality of an algorithm usually rests on the quality of the data used to train it. (If a totally inappropriate method is used there best data can't save you, but usually the data is the key factor).
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It is unacceptable that pupils from disadvantaged areas have been hit the hardest by @ofqual’s downgrading of #AlevelResults. This is a HUGE injustice. Ofqual must share a *detailed equality impact assessment of this outcome* incl % of BME students in schools most downgraded.
.@RunnymedeTrust and @raceontheagenda had extensive conversations with Ofqual about PSED duties & equality impact assessments. Unfortunately, socio-economic duty of PSED *does NOT apply to England*. Is this why DfE & Ofqual are less concerned about #alevels2020 outcome?
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THREAD: My thoughts on today's #ALevelResults.


Students receiving their #ALevelResults today have worked incredibly hard in unprecedented circumstances, and should be congratulated on their achievements.

My message to those applying to @UofGlasgow who may have missed their grades is not to panic & to contact the university to discuss their options. We know that this is a unique & unprecedented results season and we are seeking to be as flexible as possible with admissions.

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A-level and BTEC students Results Day

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#AlevelResults #ResultsDay #resultsday2020 #Results2020 #alevels2020 #alevels #BTEC
Alevels & BTEC students Results Day

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#students #BTECResultsDay #btecresults #Results2020
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#uni #university #unilife #studentlife
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Good luck & best wishes to all those receiving their #AlevelResults & #vocational results today in #Newcastle & across the country. You have faced challenges no other year group has had to endure. You are to be congratulated in everything you achieve.
Hearing VERY WORRYING examples of #Newcastle #AlevelResults slashed by nationally imposed #algorithm that does not reflect individual achievement. Constituents who have suffered unfair grade cuts, get in touch. We can't allow young people's & our city's future to be so damaged.
I understand that in particular girls studying #Physics have been impacted by an algorithm which does not take into account all the work by schools (& campaigners!) to increase & widen girls participation in Physics, some losing places to study #Engineering #AlevelResults
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(THREAD) So, let's talk: mental health of Y13s, because this week, everybody remembers we exist!
1. We 'left' school in March. No/little contact with school after, no work, no purpose.
2. Exams cancelled. Nobody knew anything for 2 days.
#AlevelResults #alevels2020 #alevels
3. 5 months of waiting for results. Blamed by Y12s for 'taking up uni places'. 5 months of listless boredom, time with our thoughts.
4. SQA Results come out- everyone panics.
5. Students can take their mock grades. We were told. At 22.30. On the 11th.
The mock grades are unfair for multiple reasons (who does better in mocks?), but also the fact people cheat, people see the question papers, leaving lots of students feeling stupid.
6. Results Day? Haha you think you can see teachers? Noooo, not quite...
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(THREAD) All those doing #alevels2020 #AlevelResults- here's how #Clearing2020 works:
1. You'll be told you're in Clearing when you log into Track and there'll be a Clearing ID number.
2. Use this website:
Unlike adjustment, you don't need to apply for clearing- you'll be told you're in it.
3. Find a course, scroll to the end and call up the number, you'll need your clearing ID on UCAS, UCAS ID, course code you want to apply for etc. It'll be a chat or an interview depending on uni
4. Some unis like Nottingham suggest filling in online clearing forms- you can do this if you want- they open at 8am on the website! Keep in mind that some clearing entry requirements may be lower than those listed on the website.
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