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Relieved about #ALevelResults U-turn but make no mistake: the grading scandal has *already hurt* many students who have already had an impossible year.

Students facing the biggest barriers to higher education *and* to other destinations dependent on grades were hit hardest

The algorithm used to 'adjust' grades was baked in bias + prejudice. It *must* be made public

We need to know how it was created. We must ensure nothing like it is used again

It is indicative of problems devouring the heart of our education sector⬇️

No one should underestimate the harm the #AlevelResults scandal has already caused and which will persist even after this (overdue) U-turn.

Consider the impact of this on students' mental health and on their confidence as they prepare for their next steps, uni or otherwise
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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: My thoughts on the announcement this afternoon by the Deputy First Minister @JohnSwinney on the 2020 SQA exam results. #SQAResults

This is a very welcome decision which will ensure young people in #Scotland who have worked so hard in incredibly difficult circumstances do not lose out based on factors outwith their control, and we should all congratulate them on the grades they have achieved. 2/10
These achievements now provide an opportunity for us to accept even more Scottish-domiciled students to the University of Glasgow @UofGlasgow – particularly those who may come from #WideningParticipation backgrounds @UofGWP – with an increase in places funded by the @scotgov 3/10
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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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