Which is ironic, given it’s a charge that’s been levelled at Willamson himself in the past.
And others quickly pointed out the irony in Williamson’s ‘worry’ that graduates would somehow end up in jobs way beyond their ability due to A-Level grades – which, as many know, don’t tend to factor into jobs as much as people think.
Gavin Williamson on inflating A-level grades: “The danger is that pupils will be over-promoted into jobs that are b… https://t.co/oapmcugNMd
— Dr. Jennifer Cassidy (@Dr. Jennifer Cassidy)
Williamson has no experience in the education system beyond as a pupil; his background is in business, as a managing director.
In fact, there's quite a lot of Tory ministers who don't have experience in the field they currently manage. And even more who have faced accusations of incompetency.
Many were really tickled by his level of self-awareness.
But they were less amused by reports starting to flood in about multiple grades being marked down and students missing out on university places.
I’m at a school in East London today where 47% of students have had results downgraded from teachers predictions. S… https://t.co/XzzUNNpAM4