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Students protest against grading system outside the Education Authority in Belfast yesterday

Students protest against grading system outside the Education Authority in Belfast yesterday

Students protest against grading system outside the Education Authority in Belfast yesterday

Students have spoken of their delight and relief following the Education Minister's U-turn on the awarding of A-level grades.

Yesterday Peter Weir revealed both A-level and AS-level candidates will be awarded grades as predicted by their teachers.

He abandoned plans to use centralised standardisation following an outcry from teachers, parents and pupils over last Thursday's results.