A-levels: How controversial algorithm behind moderation row works Ashwin Iyengara, a PhD student in pure mathematics at the London School of Geometry and Number Theory, offers his thoughts.

Ashwin Iyengara, a PhD student in pure mathematics at the London School of Geometry and Number Theory, offers his thoughts.

Thousands of angry students have seen their A-level results downgraded by a new moderation process introduced after the coronavirus crisis led to exams being cancelled.

Teachers submitted predicted grades, alongside a ranking of students, with pupils then given a final grade calculated by exam boards.

Almost two in five (39.1%) of teachers' estimates for pupils in England were adjusted down by one grade or more by an assessor's algorithm, which amounts to around 280,000...
source: The Sky News

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