Sixth Form students forced to abandon courses after ‘clerical error’ failed to show they had incorrect GCSE grades

The Mirror is reporting that a number of students have been booted off their courses after they were told they didn’t actually have the correct grades needed for them. 

The humiliated youngsters were forced to abandon their studies – despite already starting classes – after the Sixth Form college admitted it had made a “cleric error.”

Headteacher Richard Hey has admitted the mistake, telling the Stoke Sentinel : “Unfortunately this year a small number of students received communication during the summer break indicating courses that did not properly take into account their GCSE examination results.”

The mother of one of the teenagers, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “She didn’t actually get the grades they had set but she was still sent a letter in August about starting in September and also received a timetable, so we thought that she had got in despite her grades.

“On the first day of term she went in as planned and went to all the lessons without any problem. But at the end of the day, a member of staff told her and a few other students that they should not be there as they had not got the places they wanted.

The mother added: “This has really knocked my daughter’s confidence. It has just been humiliating for her and I am sure it has been the same for the other students affected.”

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