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Students at an academy in London have been withdrawn from A-level exams after they did badly in mock exams. Students at UCL Academy said they now feared having to defer their university applications, while others worry that they may have to pay about £450 to sit an exam elsewhere. The Association of School and College Leaders described it as "pretty unethical conduct". The school said it has "robust plans in place" to support students. "In some cases this takes the form of an additional year in the sixth form to overcome whatever barriers there are," it added. "Our very experienced careers adviser and our student wellbeing service is core to this support.". Zehra - whose surname we are not... Full story

21 May