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Robert Lewis discusses exam grading fears for disadvantaged pupils in BBC News

Posted on 22 June 2021

Head of the Education Group Robert Lewis highlighted the potential unfairness to students from lower income backgrounds in this year's GCSE and A-Level assessments in an article featured on BBC News.

Mishcon de Reya is working with the Social Mobility Foundation, a charity that aims to help improve the life chances of children from disadvantaged families in the UK, to help pupils navigate the exams process. The charity released a survey this week which revealed that more than half of pupils from a low-income background think they will be unable to appeal their grades if they do not think they are a fair reflection of their ability.

Robert said; "Many young people are unlikely to know their rights and what adjustments schools should be making for them…This, coupled with the massively unequal impact of learning loss on poorer young people during the pandemic, and a very rigid appeals system, means many young people might not receive the grades they deserve."

Read the article here.

Further coverage:
Education News
Sunday Mirror
ITV News
inews
Evening Standard
Yahoo
Daily Mail

 

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