Nervous A Level students across East Lancashire set to collect results

Blackburn College Student Victoria Smith 17 of Blackburn celebrates collecting 2 A's and 1 B in her A levels at Blackburn College.

Blackburn College Student Victoria Smith 17 of Blackburn celebrates collecting 2 A's and 1 B in her A levels at Blackburn College.

First published in News

A LEVEL students across Lancashire are finding out today what the future holds as their A-level results are revealed.

Sixth formers and college students will be heading to their places of learning this morning to receive their grades after an anxious night.

It comes after Ofqual warnings that tougher exam standards this year means results are 'not comparable' to the grades seen last year.

Those who receive disappointing news will need to revise their university plans in the next few hours.

Students who do better than expected will also be deciding whether to change their plans, and 'trade up' to a different university or degree course.

Colleges and schools in East Lancashire will be guiding A Level students through their clearing options today, while other students will be celebrating gaining the place of their choice.

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12:21pm Thu 14 Aug 14

woolywords says...

I still hate the idea that examination assessors will shift the goalposts, when a larger proportion of those taking the test achieve high grades. It robs those whom have near sweated blood to make that grade, by a faceless bureaucrat, whose sole purpose is to mess with numbers. Especially when you consider that teachers do their utmost to push kids to do their best. They, the teachers, are left to pull together the shattered dreams of that child who just failed to make that grade.
The whole system wants scrapping, in favour of a true mark, in numbers, that shows what the achievement is, not some moveable mark.
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Best wishes kids...
Don't forget that there is the chance of resits, with another of applying for that Uni place, next year...
Illegitimi non carborundum!
(In failed Latin..)
I still hate the idea that examination assessors will shift the goalposts, when a larger proportion of those taking the test achieve high grades. It robs those whom have near sweated blood to make that grade, by a faceless bureaucrat, whose sole purpose is to mess with numbers. Especially when you consider that teachers do their utmost to push kids to do their best. They, the teachers, are left to pull together the shattered dreams of that child who just failed to make that grade. The whole system wants scrapping, in favour of a true mark, in numbers, that shows what the achievement is, not some moveable mark. ... Best wishes kids... Don't forget that there is the chance of resits, with another of applying for that Uni place, next year... Illegitimi non carborundum! (In failed Latin..) woolywords
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