16 Aug 2020

Students burn their A-level results outside parliament in protest of ‘downgrading’

Some fire and a lot of fury spilled on to the streets today as angry students in England called for the sacking of the Education Secretary and put a match to their A-levels results.

Many said they’d been robbed of the future they had planned after their results were downgraded.

But despite the almost universal criticism, including from some Conservative MPs, Gavin Williamson shows no sign of changing his mind.

The regulator, however, IS now facing two legal challenges over the algorithms it used to calculate the results as our political correspondent Liz Bates reports