GCSE and A Level pupils affected by Grenfell fire will have grades reviewed

Teenagers who took their A-levels and GCSEs in the wake of the Grenfell fire will have their grades reviewed, Kensington and Chelsea council announced today.

The council said it is working with exam boards and schools to ensure pupils who took their exams around the time of the fire have their grades looked at, reviewed and modified accordingly.

Counselling and mental health support for students will also be available on results day tomorrow and next Thursday, with schools in North Kensington given priority.

Elizabeth Campbell, leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council, said: “Some pupils took exams following the night of the fire and in the days afterwards, and I want to ensure that their chances of a university or sixth-form place are not impacted by something totally out of their control.”

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The council has made support available as pupils come to collect GCSE and A-level results. It has also set up an education fund to help children affected by the fire, with an initial £250,000.

Adults and children needing mental health support can telephone 0800 0234 650.

Source : https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/pupils-who-sat-gcse-and-a-level-exams-in-wake-of-grenfell-tower-will-have-grades-reviewed-kensington-a3613026.html