• Sun. Aug 14th, 2022

A total of 44.8 per cent of grades in the UK were awarded either an A or A*, up from 38.5 per cent in 2020 and 25.5 per cent in 2019

Aug 10, 2021

It reverses a previous trend which began in 2017 when A-levels were reformed and boys started getting a larger share of top grades than girls.
One explanation for this swing in favour of girls is that teachers are more likely to predict higher grades for those who work consistently hard throughout the course rather than boys who tend to pull it out the bag when it comes to exams, according to Jill Duffy, the chief executive of the exam board OCR.
Mr Williamson said: Because of the extraordinary conditions we have faced as a country, we announced in January that exams would not go ahead this year it would have been unfair on students, who had already given up so much in the battle against coronavirus.
Their hard work, however, deserves to be rewarded with a qualification. We must support these students in looking to the future, because their whole lives are in front of them.