GCSE results 2020: Latest updates from Islington

A group of girls hug after receiving positive results in their GCSEs at Highbury Fields School, on 2

A group of girls hug after receiving positive results in their GCSEs at Highbury Fields School, on 24th August, 2017. Picture: Catherine Davison - Credit: Archant

There will be many anxious teenagers waking up in Islington this morning, with their GCSE grades just an envelope away.

As all summer exams were cancelled in the Covid-19 pandemic, Islington pupils will be awarded marks based on

teachers’ predictions.

This comes after A Level results last week were heavily criticised because the government and Ofqual’s grading algorithm took into account a school’s historic results.

It saw about 40 per cent of pupils downgraded.

On Monday (August 17), the government U-turned and overturned that policy.

Follow the latest updates on GCSE results in Islington schools on our liveblog.

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