PARENTS, schools, collages and students feel anger after almost 40 per cent of A-level grades awarded on Thursday where lower than teachers' predictions.

In England, 36 per cent of entries had a lower grade than teachers predicted and 3 per cent were down two grades, in results after exams were cancelled by the coronavirus pandemic.

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However, the overall results across England show record highs for A* and A grades.

Residents who followed our live A-level results coverage couldn't believe how 'unfairly' treated some students having already suffered enough confusion during lockdown.

We carried out a poll and asked readers whether they agree with how A-level results were graded this year.

76 per cent of people said they didn't and only 24 per cent said yes.

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One resident said: "After already being denied the chance to take their exams they’ve been screwed over again. Students have been downgraded by our incompetent government."

Another woman said her "heart goes out to this years A level students for such a tricky situation."

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said pupils would be able to sit exams if they feel they could have done better.

Ofqual's guide to the 2020 AS and A level results in England states they want to make sure 'as many students as possible could get grades so they could move on to the next stage of their lives and to do that in as fair a way as possible'.

In order to do this, schools and colleges submitted centre assessment grades (CAGs) – the grade the student would have been most likely to achieve if they had sat their exams.

Ofqual said there is "no evidence that this year’s process of awarding grades has introduced any systemic bias."