Actor Phil Davis furious as daughter loses out on university place

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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