What went wrong with the A-level algorithm?

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  • The Financial Times asked what was wrong with the A-Level algorithm which landed UK educational services in hot water in the past days, after many students received unexpected grades, a situation which later forced a Governmental U-Turn to allow predicted and mock results to be used for University entry criteria.

    How ‘The Algorithm’ changed A-level results. The FT’s Chris Giles examines whether it was fair, and who was most affected

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    This was one of a series of such U-Turns the British Government has made since the outbreak of Covid-19 in the country.

    Were you affected positively or adversely by the UK’s A-Level algorithm? Leave a public, moderated comment, below.

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