A WORCESTERSHIRE MP says he has 'sympathy' with students after the government’s made a U-turn on exam results and agreed students would be awarded the grades predicted by their teachers for A-levels and GCSEs.

Mid Worcestershire MP Nigel Huddleston said: "Results day can be stressful at the best of times, and even more so this year of heightened uncertainty.

"My sympathies are with all the students who have had a difficult few days.

“There was no perfect system available this year but I know that everyone involved in making decisions from teachers making grade recommendations to government ministers and Ofqual trying to design a fair yet robust process have had good intentions and motivations.

“Many students received the results they expected and are embarking on the next chapter in their life as planned.

"But I recognise that those students who originally received different results from those expected have had to go through considerable stress and uncertainty this week and I hope that the changes announced by the government will now help clarify their plans and give them confidence that they have received fair results accurately reflecting their efforts.”