UK/ 21 August 2020/ Source/ https://www.euronews.com/
By Laura Sanders
Thousands of British students did not get their exam results as expected on Thursday after one of the UK’s exam boards announced a last-minute review into the way their BTEC grades have been calculated.
While those who took GCSEs, accounting for the vast majority of British students, received their grades, those who took BTEC courses – an alternative to GCSEs and A-Levels that tend to focus on vocational rather than academic subjects – did not.
Around 200,000 Level 1 and 2 BTEC students have been affected by Thursday’s delays. Last week, Level 3 BTEC students did receive their results at the same time as A-Level students.
It is the second time that UK students have been affected after last week’s revelation that a system used to calculate A-Level results – exams taken by 18-year-olds in Britain – had resulted in many students receiving lower grades than they were predicted.