Government orders exam boards Pearson and OCR to give regular updates

The government has released a new statement for pupils whose university places have been thrown into doubt by delays to results for BTEC and Cambridge Technicals. The problem has caused chaos and misery for some students who have been told to contact their universities directly to ask them to hold their place.

But it has led to fears among many that they will lose out. Now the government has released a statement giving the latest update on the situation. Officials have asked that exam boards Pearson and OCR give regular updates on the status of the missing results.

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