The Chichester College Group (CCG) has welcomed the Government’s decision to uphold Centre Assessed Grades (CAGs) for A-level results.
A-level students will now be given the grades which were estimated by their lecturers – although the small minority of students who received a higher grade than that predicted will be able to keep their grade.
Shelagh Legrave OBE, Chief Executive at CCG, said: “We are extremely relieved by this decision, which means students will now receive the grades they so deserved after two years of hard work, determination and dedication.
"Although – as a group – we maintained an excellent set of results overall, we know many our students at both Chichester College and Worthing College were downgraded by the Ofqual algorithm and given grades that we did not feel accurately reflected their performance.
“So, this is a fantastic result for them and for all of our students. However, it is disappointing that the decision to reverse this has taken so long and could still cost some students their places at their first choice universities.
“We are supporting students and our teams will continue to do so over the coming weeks.
“We are also pleased that the Government has taken the decision to honour CAGs for GCSE students ahead of the publication of their results on Thursday.”
A-levels are delivered at two CCG colleges – Chichester College and Worthing College.
The change in policy means both Chichester and Worthing Colleges’ overall pass rates are 100%.
The number of high grades (A*-B) are 71% for Chichester College and 61.59% for Worthing College.