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  • Boris Johnson signals there could be a U-turn on face masks in schools

    Boris Johnson signals there could be a U-turn on face masks in schools0

    Boris Johnson today appeared to lay the groundwork for a humiliating U-turn on pupils wearing face masks in school as he said ‘if we need to change the advice then of course we will’.  Currently head teachers in England are being told that face coverings will not be necessary in schools when they reopen next

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  • government’s U-turn has left universities in the lurch

    government’s U-turn has left universities in the lurch0

    The UK government has performed a U-turn on A level exam grades, awarding students in England the marks given by teacher assessment where they are higher than the moderated grades adjusted by what the government now admits was a flawed algorithm. While this is a source of relief for many students, it leaves many universities

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  • A-levels: Universities facing places scramble after exams U-turn

    A-levels: Universities facing places scramble after exams U-turn0

    Image copyright PA Media Universities are preparing to deal with a rise in calls from students after ministers in England, Northern Ireland and Wales said A-level grades could now be based on teachers’ assessments. Pupils who were rejected from universities last week on the basis of grades downgraded by an algorithm may now be able

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