The Welsh Government was forced to backtrack on the grading method agreed with regulator Qualifications Wales after an outcry over students being downgraded led to a u-turn in Scotland and changes in England.
An 11th hour review took place to ensure that students didn't lose out in Wales after England and Scotland announced major concessions.
Read the media coverage for this story which had comments from WISERD Education Data Lab:
- Contributor: Institute of Welsh Affairs (01-09-2020) ‘Pass or Fail? Reflection on the Welsh Exams Debacle’
- Interview: (BTec: 'Welsh solution needed' for qualifications, 26-08-2020) & segment on BBC Wales Today (26-08-2020)
- Interview, Wales Online: 'Wales makes A-level grades pledge to students amid lowered grades controversy' (12-08-2020)