Actor Phil Davis has spoken out about the A-levels scandal after his daughter missed out on a place at Durham University.
The star – who has appeared in films like Vera Drake and Alien 3 – said the outcome was ‘disgraceful’.
Speaking on Twitter, 67-year-old Davis said: ‘A level sense at last but too late for my daughter.
‘Durham uni have given her place to someone else.
‘She was one A star away from required grades. Disgraceful.’
In another tweet, the actor – whose TV roles include Quadrophenia and Poldark – added: ‘Could not Durham have waited?’
Backlash around this year’s A Levels involves an algorithm used to decide the results of exams cancelled by coronavirus – leading to 39.1% of all A Level grades being downgraded.
How well a school or college has performed in exams in recent years was one contributing factor.
This means the results of bright students from badly-performing schools and colleges may have suffered.
However, a U-turn announced today means students will instead be given their predictive grades based on teachers’ assessments.
Phil, along with wife Eve, are parents to Emily, 18. Phil is also a dad to a son Hugo, 24, from a previous relationship.
Durham University previously assured students who were planning to appeal their results that if they were successful and met the conditions of their offer they would be ‘ensured’ a place for 2021.
Metro.co.uk has approached Durham University for comment.
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