Mistakes worth pound;1m

21st March 2008 at 00:00
Teenagers whose A-level papers are graded incorrectly could collectively be awarded millions in compensation. UK awarding body AQA has suggested boards could face a pound;1m annual bill for wrong grades if proposals outlined in a recent consultation document become law. It says "some errors of judgement or process" were inevitable in grading and the move would open the litigation floodgates.

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