Labour leader says late concession to allow appeals based on results in mock exams is ‘fiasco’

Keir Starmer has condemned last-minute changes to the A-level appeals system as “complete fiasco”, after the schools minister Nick Gibb conceded they would only affect “a small group of pupils”.

The education secretary, Gavin Williamson, announced changes late on Tuesday night, after the Scottish government was forced to restore the exam grades of more than 120,000 students marked down by a computer algorithm.

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