A-level results news - are our disabled students being let down?
Nearly 40% of A-level grades awarded on Thursday were lower than teachers' predictions.
In England, 36% of entries had a lower grade than teachers predicted and 3% were down two grades, in results after exams were cancelled by the pandemic.
People were particularly angry because the results more negatively impacted people from working-class areas and non-private schools leading to public protests outside government. You can read more about this quickly changing news story on the BBC's Coronavirus Webpage.
What does this mean for disabled students?Disappointingly, there has been little information shared about how disabled students were impacted by the recent results. This information was important because disabled students have historically experienced lower levels of attainment than non-disabled students. More information about this is available in this 'Higher-attaining pupils with SEND fall behind as they progress through school' article.
Are disabled students being let down?The lack of attention given to disabled students and their overall lower attainment raises an important question asked by our own @Chloe_Scope.
In her blog Chloe Tear asks us:
So, what do you think? Do you believe school's and universities are doing enough to support disabled students? Do you know anyone impacted by the recent A-level news? Comment below and let us know.
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