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Ministers braced for backlash as England’s teachers despair at A-levels fiasco

Students prepare for results day amid growing revolt, with some schools seeing 50% or more of grades revised down

Headteachers across England last night expressed shock and despair at the human cost of the A-level grades being published today, with pressure mounting on the government to institute a fairer system or face a backlash.

As teachers braced to deliver the news to their students, Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, warned of “major turbulence” once grades were revealed.

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