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Pupils can use coursework and mocks to appeal exam results, Ofqual says in new guidance

Students, teachers and parents hold placards and wear face masks as they protest against downgraded results: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images
Students, teachers and parents hold placards and wear face masks as they protest against downgraded results: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Students in England will be able to use coursework as well as their mock exam results to appeal the grades they were awarded after exams were cancelled due coronavirus, Ofqual has said.

In an eleventh-hour intervention ahead of A-level results day, education secretary Gavin Williamson on Wednesday pledged that students could use mock results to progress to jobs and higher education if these were higher than their awarded grades, but that schools would have to prove the mocks were valid

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