Cambridge Decides A/O Level Grades To Not Be Less Than Predicted Grades
The Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) has agreed to revise its policy regarding its grading system, saying that grades issued for the June 2020 series will not be lower than the predicted grades submitted by the school, said Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood.
According to the minister, the grades would not be less than the predicted grades and if a student was given a ‘higher grade than the predicted one, the higher grade will stand’.
Great news. Our tireless effort has been successful. Cambridge has decided that grades for June 2020 would NOT BE LESS THAN PREFICTED GRADES SENT BY SCHOOLS. PLUS Where a grade issued last week was HIGHER THAN THE PREDICTED GRADE, THE HIGHER GRADE WILL STAND.
— Shafqat Mahmood (@Shafqat_Mahmood) August 17, 2020
The O and A Level students across the world were unhappy with the grades announced by the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE). The backlash had forced the exam regulator to take a U-turn.
On Saturday, the education minister had said that Cambridge has agreed to ‘review’ its grading procedure following the reservations of the Pakistani government and O and A Level students.
In a tweet, the minister had said: “As a result of our intervention conveying the anguish of our students, I have just heard that Cambridge has agreed to review its grading procedure regarding the recently declared results. It will announce its final verdict after review on Tuesday.”
The government had announced that it would approach the British High Commission and Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) over the botched grading of the exams.