Why we should all be worried about school assessed grades

Much attention has been paid to grade inflation resulting from school assessed grades for this year’s GCSE and A-level pupils. But just as worthy of concern is grade deflation from teachers who simply don’t like a student.

How might favouritism negatively impact student grades? | Image courtesy of Studying-in-UK.org

In pre-pandemic days, teachers who opted to mark official exam papers could not examine those of students who attended the school at which they…