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UK News What the papers say – May 12

06:05  12 may  2021
06:05  12 may  2021 Source:   msn.com

Fears over 'inconsistencies' in GCSE and A-level grades from teachers

  Fears over 'inconsistencies' in GCSE and A-level grades from teachers Teachers in England will be responsible for giving out GCSE and A-level marks for pupils this year with most schools set to place greater weight on exam-style papers. They are set to draw on a range of evidence from pupils including mock exams, coursework, and in-class assessments using questions provided by exam boards.But only a small proportion of schools across the country are expected to carry out the optional assessment questions from exam boards in exam conditions.

Reaction to the Queen’s Speech fills many of the papers after the Government unveiled its programme for the country to emerge from the pandemic.

a close up of a newspaper: What the papers say – May 12 (PA) © Andrew Matthews What the papers say – May 12 (PA)

The Times focuses on proposed legislation to protect freedom of speech at universities following concerns about so-called “cancel culture”, with cancelled speakers allowed to take their cases to court.

While The Daily Telegraph leads on “history-making laws” which could see social media platforms shut down if they fail to remove illegal and harmful content.

What the papers say – May 4

  What the papers say – May 4 The likely return of summer holidays to Europe dominates the nation’s papers.The Daily Telegraph says “Europe to welcome tourists for summer” as the bloc plans to allow entry to vaccinated visitors, a line echoed by The Independent.

Plans to require photo identification at elections – and reports two million people could be disenfranchised by the proposals – lead The Guardian.

The Daily Mail covers the absence of social care in the Queen’s Speech in what the paper calls a “glaring omission”.

The Daily Express writes about Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s pledge to make Britain a land of “opportunity” with 30 key laws he says will help the country “bounce forward”.

Other aspects of the State Opening of Parliament feature in the papers, with Metro leading with the Queen’s return to “the office”.

Meanwhile, former Prime Minister David Cameron is also making headlines for sending 47 messages to ministers lobbying for Greensill, according to the i and The Independent.

The Financial Times writes about Whitehall being “deluged” by Mr Cameron in a “lobbying bid”.

The Sun and Daily Mirror lead on a police excavation at a cafe for the first suspected victim of Fred and Rose West.

And the Daily Star says plans to celebrate the D-Day landings have been axed because of the weather.

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