A-level grade boundaries leaked ahead of results day in the UK

A-level grade boundaries leaked ahead of results day in the UK 1

Details of A-level grade boundaries for all papers set by two exam boards have been leaked on social media a day before the results are published. The documents reveal that A-level maths candidates needed little more than half marks to get a grade A in papers set by both Pearson/Edexcel and OCR. Exam boards send marking schemes to schools in confidence ahead of the results to help them prepare students. They said confidentiality was usually respected. A-level students are due to get their results on Thursday. Related Articles New maths…

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UK heatwave: Country sees hottest July day on record

UK heatwave: Country sees hottest July day on record 2

The UK has had its hottest July day on record, with temperatures reaching 38.1C (100.6F) in Cambridge. In Scarborough, people flocked to the beach to enjoy Wednesday’s hot weather The previous record for July was 36.7C (98F), with Thursday’s top temperature falling just short of the all-time high of 38.5C, reached in 2003. Commuters are facing disruption after Network Rail reported a number of heat-related incidents on the railway. Forecasters have warned the heat could lead to downpours in some areas, causing more disruption to travellers. Related Articles The Met…

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Boris Johnson overhauls cabinet on first day as PM

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Boris Johnson has given key cabinet roles to leading Brexiteers after becoming the UK’s new prime minister. Boris Johnson’s first speech as UK PM: “Never mind the backstop, the buck stops here” Dominic Raab and Priti Patel return to government as foreign secretary and home secretary respectively. Sajid Javid has been named as the new chancellor as more than half of Theresa May’s old cabinet, including leadership rival Jeremy Hunt, quit or were sacked. Earlier, Mr Johnson said the Brexit “doomsters and gloomsters” were wrong and the UK would leave…

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Donald Trump: Boris Johnson ‘will do a great job as PM’

Donald Trump: Boris Johnson ‘will do a great job as PM’ 4

On Jul 20, 2019 13,244 0 US President Donald Trump has said Boris Johnson would do “a great job” as UK prime minister and they would have “a very good relationship”. US President Donald Trump “He’s a different kind of a guy but they say I’m a different kind of a guy too,” Mr Trump told reporters. Outgoing prime minister Theresa May “has done a very bad job with Brexit”, he added. Mr Johnson is the frontrunner in the contest to become the next Tory leader and UK prime minister.…

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Cocaine gang jailed after £20m seizure on M6 in Cheshire

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Two drugs gang bosses have been jailed after cocaine with a street value of £20m was seized from a van on the M6 in Cheshire. Police seized £20 million worth of cocaine on the M6 motorway The drugs haul on 2 August was the biggest seizure of cocaine on land in the UK, Cheshire Constabulary has said. A total of 21 people were convicted following an investigation into organised crime groups led by Jamie Simpson, 31, and Jamie Oldroyd, 29. Both were sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court for conspiracy to…

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Shamima Begum: Family of pregnant IS teen plead for return

Shamima Begum: Family of pregnant IS teen plead for return 6

The family of Shamima Begum – the teenager who went to Syria to join the Islamic State group – has called on the UK to bring her back “urgently”. Pregnant jihadi schoolgirl Shamima Begum who fled UK to join ISIS begs to come home to have fanatic’s baby after escaping terror group They said the 19-year-old’s unborn baby is “a total innocent” and had the right to grow up in the “peace and security” of the UK. Ms Begum, from east London, told the Times she feared her child would…

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Heavy snowfall sweeps across UK

Heavy snowfall sweeps across UK 7

Heavy snow is sweeping eastwards across the UK, disrupting travel and leaving around 100 drivers stuck on a major trunk road in Cornwall. About 100 drivers have been stuck for hours on the A30 in Cornwall The South West is worst affected – with teenage students at one college in Bodmin having to stay there overnight. The freezing weather is moving across southern England and Wales, affecting Wiltshire, Hampshire, Sussex and Kent. There are warnings of rail delays and flights cancellations into Friday morning. Related Articles The Met Office has…

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