Labour has warned that young people will be “robbed” of their future unless the Prime Minister tackles the unfair and unprecedented system introduced following the coronavirus lockdown.
Today, A-level students in England will receive their exam results, followed by GCSE students next Thursday.
Warnings from Labour have come following a growing concern that thousands of pupils across England could find that their grades have been lowered due to the standardization process that was introduced after all exams were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has called on Boris Johnson to urgently introduce changes to the system, for instance introducing an appeal system and resit process for students results have been “unfairly downgraded” due to this standardization.
Mr. Starmer has said: “Pupils and parents are rightly worried that years of hard work are about to be undone because a computer has decided to mark their child down.
“For too long, the Tories have considered the needs of young people as an afterthought when their needs should have been central.
“It’s a blatant injustice that thousands of hard-working young people risk having their futures decided on the basis of their postcode.
“Unless Boris Johnson acts, he risks robbing a generation of young people of their future.”
Labour has also said that GCSE students should not be downgraded below Grade 4 in English and Maths, as doing so could significantly impact the life chances of young people.