A-level students have launched legal action against England’s exam regulator Ofqual over what they describe as a “ridiculous and insane” marking system.
Thousands of teenagers were left angered after almost 40% of predicted grades were downgraded by the regulator’s “moderation” algorithm, leaving many missing out on their first choice universities.
Ofqual issued guidance on Saturday setting out the criteria for students to make appeals on the basis of their mock exam results, only for it to be taken down hours later.
In a brief statement, Ofqual said the policy was “being reviewed” by its board and that further information would be released “in due course”.
The Good Law Project is now supporting six students over a judicial review of Ofqual’s “failings”.
Data from Ofqual shows independent schools saw an