Response to Government 'triple lock' on exam grades

12 August 2020

In response to the announcement of a triple lock for students ahead of A-level and GCSE results, Dr Hollie Chandler, Head of Policy (Higher Education) at the Russell Group, said:

"Students receiving their results this summer will be doing so in a set of difficult and unprecedented circumstances. We would advise those who miss their grades not to panic and to contact their first-choice universities once they receive their results. Our universities intend to adopt a flexible approach to admissions, within the limits of the student number controls set by Government. They will be taking a range of factors into account so that talented students from all backgrounds can benefit from the world-class higher education offered by Russell Group universities.

"We are working with the DfE and Ofqual to get clarity on how the new appeals process will work and would urge them to ensure appeals are processed as quickly as possible to prevent further uncertainty for students and the sector."

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