The Guardian’s top story says ministers are facing “mounting anger” over what it calls the “botched handling” of English A-level results. Students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are due to receive their A-level grades on Thursday, following the cancellation of exams due to coronavirus. The paper says “the immense pressure” comes as the Scottish government apologised and promised a review after the exams authority rejected about 124,000 grade recommendations from teachers, leading to students’ results being downgraded when they received them on 4 August.
The Guardian leads on the same story quoting a senior government source as saying: “There are a variety of different ways to do this. The question is whether the US administration is ready. The ball is in the US’s court. It takes two to tango.”