I am going to say some things that probably will not "go down well".
I have not read all the articles on this.However I have very mixed feelings about it all.Both my older two girls, as some of you may know, are fortunate enough to attend one of the best state schools in the country.They have very supportive and relatively educated parents.In those ways they have all the advantages.
I did not. I still did well, going to a Russell group uni and achieving what I wanted to, but there was a large element of "good luck" ( blessing ) in that having attended a very poor school and having parents with no education, who were unable to advise/ support me.I was the only of several siblings to do this.
If we are only talking about a small lowering of grades to allow children from low achieving schools a helping hand, then I have no problem with it.I achieved 3 As at A level but genuinely believe I could have achieved 4.As a grown up too close to forty
with 3 kids, this is not a big deal but merely an example to use in this debate.
A quality school would not have allowed / even had the problem of an endless run of supply teachers all through A level.Children in bad schools/ poor areas are disadvantaged, not through lack of ability but poor standards of education.
I know my own children may be disadvantaged by such policies but I know they have enough other factors in their favour that they will suceed.Poorer children do not have these"other factors" and so if they have a little head start for Uni.... so be it in the intersts of social justice.
I will now take cover!