Tewkesbury School pupils finally get A-level results
PUPILS at Tewkesbury School finally got their missing A-level grade yesterday, a day later than they had expected.
Pupils at the Ashchurch Road school were shocked on Thursday morning to be told a mix-up by staff meant they had not been given a grade for their Health and Social Care A level.
The AQA board did not award a grade because one of the 12 modules completed by the pupils had been an optional one, rather than a compulsory one.
Headteacher Gary Watson apologised for the mistake, which he admitted was made by the school and not the pupils.
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Yesterday, all of the youngsters got their grade after all.
An exam board spokeswoman said: "We have systems in place when things like this happen to ensure that students aren't disadvantaged by something that's not their fault. We have been able to give them an overall subject grade based on their performance in the rest of the exam."
One parent, who asked not to be named, said her daughter had done well and she was proud of her.
But the parent said she was still cross because Thursday's A-level results day had been spoiled for her daughter and her friends.
She said: "It should never have happened. It should have been picked up in March, when they were entered for the exam, not on results day. It's put a bit of a dampener on it for my daughter because nobody sees it as a true result."