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Kaya’s story: why the government’s exams triple lock doesn’t help

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Kaya Ilska is a free school meals student, coming from a single mother family. She is incredibly bright – and was predicted 4 A*s by her teachers, a set of grades high enough to meet her offer to study Medicine at UCL. But the government’s exams algorithm this week downgraded her results down to AABB, which means she not only misses the UCL offer but also her back-up at Cardiff. On the podcast, Kaya and Fraser go through her options to conclude that the government’s so-called ‘triple lock’ does very little to help cases like hers.

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