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What the papers say - August 16

by Casimira Frodsham (2020-08-18)

Calls for heads to roll over the ongoing A-level results "fiasco" leads the nation's Sunday papers.

The Sunday Mirror says Labour and Lib Dem representatives have called for Education Secretary Gavin Williamson to resign amid the A-level exam "disaster" which has resulted in almost 40% of predicted grades being downgraded by exam regulator Ofqual's "moderation" algorithm.

Tomorrow's front page: Sack our biggest failure The Observer reports the Ofqual algorithm will also be used to award GCSEs, leading to concerns that even more results could be downgraded.

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