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NASUWT comment on A-Level results


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Commenting on the A-level results, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the largest teachers union in the UK, said:

“Congratulations must go to young people and their teachers who have worked so hard to deliver yet another excellent set of results.

“It is clear that standards have been maintained across the board and credit for that must go to teachers who have, yet again, pulled out all the stops to ensure that young people are supported to achieve their best.

“It should be noted that teachers have achieved these results against a backdrop of savage cuts to pay and funding and attacks on their professionalism and working conditions.

“Our A-level system is a gold standard system which has been highly regarded and respected nationally and internationally. Today’s results have been achieved against a backdrop of planned reform to the qualifications system which have been rushed through at breakneck speed. 

“As the new first of the new qualifications begin to come on stream from September it will be critical that schools and pupils are provided with appropriate support and guidance in order to ensure that the outstanding results achieved today can continue to be maintained in future.

“The Government has to take responsibility for this and ensure that teachers have sufficient time and resources to ensure the continued effective delivery of high-standard A-level provision.

“Teacher workload and stress is already at unsustainable levels. The future success of qualifications reform must not be at the expense of teacher wellbeing and morale.”