Students in England will now be able to use teacher-assessed grades for their exams. Wales and Northern Ireland both announced U-turns earlier on Monday.
Both Ofqual and Education Secretary Gavin Williamson have apologised, although some opposition MPs are calling for him to resign or be sacked.
🚨 Massive exams u-turn: Ofqual announces teacher-assessed grades will be given to A, AS and GCSEs students in England this summer.— Sebastian Payne (@SebastianEPayne) August 17, 2020
Ofqual chair Roger Taylor: "After reflection, we have decided that the best way…is to award grades on the basis of what teachers submitted" pic.twitter.com/S0QAidpE9e