Rejected petition Switch the awarding of A Levels, AS Levels and GCSEs from computer algorithm to teacher predictions.
Too many A Level students yesterday received results that didn’t properly reflect their hard work, the algorithm used disadvantaged many students in processing into their next stage of life i.e. Univeristy.
With GCSEs next week who could potentially face the same issue that A Level students faced, change is needed. Students this year have had to endure so much hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both mentally and physically. For students to be disadvantaged by a computer algorithm is wrong.
By switching the awarding process to teacher predictions, not only gives relief to students, but also means that people will be awarded more fairly. Teachers know exactly what their students are capable of, what their strength and weaknesses are and what they would have truly been capable of achieving if the summer 2020 examinations were to go ahead.
Why was this petition rejected?
There’s already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue, or if the Petitions Committee has considered one in the last year.
Another petition calling for the award of predicted grades for students due to receive examination results in 2020 is already collecting signatures: https://petitions.senedd.wales/petitions/200222
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