Parents in UK prepare for legal action over A-level results

Teachers, unions and academics concerned at potential chaos over cancelled exams as parents prepare to challenge grades

Parents who fear this summer’s will be unfair are already contacting lawyers about how to appeal against their children’s grades, the Observer understands.

Ministers abandoned an algorithm designed to deliver marks after last summer’s chaotic results season. However, teachers, unions and academics are concerned that this summer could see serious fallout amid claims of grade inflation and major disparities in the way different schools assess their pupils. With exams cancelled, teachers are assessing grades.