Mon 31 July 2017
Exam boards will no longer release grade boundaries online the day before candidates receive their GCSEand A-level resultsbecause of concerns about pupil welfare.
In previous years, grade boundaries have been published 24 hours before results day to help school exam officers prepare before grades are given out.
But exam boards say this led to pupils flocking to social media and making misleading comments as they tried to predict their own grades.
Last year, pupils panicked that grade boundaries were too high - despite not being able to tell how many marks they had got on a paper from the release.
Exam boards were concerned about the anxiety being expressed by pupils on social media, so from this summer grade boundaries will be posted online on the day that pupils receive their results.