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Friday, April 23, 2021

McGuigan welcomes reversal of A level grading.

Sinn Féin MLA Philip McGuigan has welcomed the Education Ministers decision to scrap the standardisation of AS and A-Level exam results.

The North Antrim MLA said:

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“The decision by the Education Minister to ensure As and A-Level exam results will now be based solely on the predicted grades from teachers is welcome and a victory for common sense.

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“I have nothing but sympathy for all the pupils, and their parents, who had been graded unfairly by the previous standardisation process, but am delighted that we now have a positive outcome for them all.

“I wish all our A level pupils the best of luck now with their futures.”

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