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Recap: Students receive GCSE results after major grading U-turn

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Students in Epping Forest and east London receive GCSE results - live

By Ann Yip

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    GCSE students will be receiving their results this morning following a U-turn on grading – but Btec pupils will have to wait for their grades due to last-minute changes.
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  • Pupils will be awarded their final results, the higher of either their teachers’ estimated grade or the moderated grade under the algorithm, after exams were cancelled due to the pandemic.
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  • It comes after thousands of A-level results were downgraded last week under Ofqual's controversial algorithm.
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  • Btec grades were not included in the original U-turn, but on Wednesday, Pearson said it would regrade Btecs to “address concerns about unfairness”.
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  • It is still unclear what the appeals process will be for GCSE and A-level students who are unhappy with their results.
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  • Ofqual previously said individual pupils would not be allowed to challenge teacher-assessed grades.
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  • Follow our live blog for updates as students in Epping Forest and east London receive their GCSE results: