Teachers’ predictions for A-level, AS-level and GCSE results will now be used instead of a bungled computer algorithm which left 39% of teenagers with downgraded marks.
It came after calls for a U-turn from top Tories, Labour MPs and even advisors to the exam regulator Ofqual.
But as the dust settles on the announcement, it’s too late for some 18-year-olds to go to the university of their choice.
Beleaguered Education Secretary Gavin Williamson failed to guarantee there will be enough capacity for all of them.
He refused to resign but apologised to children, saying: “It is clear that the process of allocating grades has resulted in more significant inconsistencies than can be resolved through an appeals process.