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Unconscious Bias Means BAME And Poorer Students Could Be Disadvantaged By Predictive Grades

Following the closure of schools and cancellation of examinations due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Department for Education confirmed predicted grades would be awarded in its place on Friday. But experts, parents and students have warned that the changes would disadvantage Black and minority ethnic, working-class and other marginalised pupils in particular, many of whom are already under-represented in top universities. Speaking to HuffPost UK, even a number of Black educators described being marked down in their predicted grades when they were at school.

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