20 Aug 2020

‘Very bad year for education’ says committee chair, after exam ‘mess’

There have been accusations that students in disadvantaged areas of England had their exams downgraded most dramatically by the algorithms, while pupils at private schools were less affected.

Some of this criticism has come from Conservative MPs, including Robert Halfon, who’s chairman of the Education Select Committee.

We spoke to him earlier and began by asking him how he assessed the government’s performance.