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Students in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough receive GCSE results after anxious wait

Year 11 students across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough received their GCSE results today, after an anxious wait to determine how their grades would be awarded.

As was the case with those due to undertake A-Levels, Year 11 pupils did not have to sit any formal end of year exams - in a move brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

Following a U-turn last week on how A-Level grades were awarded and ratified, GCSE students were told they would receive ‘teacher assessed grades’, grades which schools and colleges considered students were most likely to have achieved, had exams gone ahead - in what the Government deemed, ‘the fairest approach to avoid some students receiving grades that did not reflect their prior performance’.

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