County Councillor Geoff Webber, leader of the Lib Dems on North Yorkshire County Council, has condemned the government handling of this whole issue saying:
I have nearly lost count of the number of times Gavin Williamson has changed his mind about grading assumed exam results and the various methods of appeal. What is absolutely clear is that the system the government introduced for this year has failed abysmally and the lack of any clear direction has led to total confusion and anguish for students and parents.
I think that the safest way to proceed is to use teacher’s assessments and if that leads to grade inflation in the current academic year then so be it. The situation will sort itself out when we return to normal examinations.