Gavin Williamson told to ‘get a grip’ by furious Tories over A levels meltdown


GAVIN Williamson has been told to “get a grip” by furious Tories over the A levels meltdown.

The Education Secretary faced a triple whammy as a growing army of pupils, parents and Tories turned on him over the fiasco.

Gavin Williamson has been told to ‘get a grip’ by furious Tories

Students have mounted a flood of legal challenges against their botched A level grades.

Exam bosses tore up appeals advice hours after releasing it.

And experts warned of an even bigger disaster on Thursday as millions of GCSEs are expected to be downgraded. Seething Tories broke ranks to blast Mr Williamson’s handling of the crisis.

Ruth Davidson, the acting Scottish Tory leader, said the disaster must be “gripped”.

She told Times Radio: “The Education Secretary needs to be telling people what’s going on and to be telling Ofqual what is going to happen.”

Tory peer and ex-Education Secretary Lord Baker attacked the flawed algorithm used to dish out results.

But the Department for Education has insisted results had to be moderated to stop grade inflation going off the scale.

Meanwhile, Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner demanded the PM took personal responsibility for the mess.

A No10 source said the PM still backed Mr Williamson.

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