Lady Louise, 16, was preparing to take her exams in March before the coronavirus pandemic forced the UK into lockdown. The royal, who is the Queen’s granddaughter, will receive grades based on her teachers predicted estimates. The predicted grades system comes after the Government came under fire for A-Level grades being decided by an algorithm which led to poorer students receiving worse results.
Schools around the country will be able to give students their GCSE results this morning.
The grades will be decided by the schools, after a flawed algorithm was scrapped in a series of U-turns.
The grading changes came after 40 percent of A-level results were downgraded on a combination of school assessments, pupils’ rankings in each subject and Ofqual’s statistical modelling, which is the controversial algorithm.
Gavin Williamson, Education Secretary, apologised on Monday for distressed caused by Ofqual’s algorithm, and said the model has “resulted in more significant inconsistencies than can be resolved through an appeals process”.
Lady Louise is 13th in the line of succession, and is entitled to be referred to as Princess Louise.
She attends school in Ascot, Berkshire, and was studying conscientiously for her GCSEs before they were cancelled.
While she is rarely seen out and about, Lady Louise is close with the Royal Family, and has attended Trooping the Colour and the Christmas Day church service.
Murray Morrison, education expert and the founder of Tassomai.com, even suggested that Sophie’s choice of school for Lady Louise was made to be closer to Windsor Castle.
He said: “Given the Wessexes spend a good deal of their time in the area around Windsor and Ascot, and the range of excellent schools nearby, it seems an obvious choice for them.”
Lady Louise is also said to be the Queen’s favourite grandchild, and
Her Majesty’s second trip from Windsor Castle after self-isolating from coronavirus was to Balmoral, where she invited the Wessex family to join.
A royal insider said last year: “The Queen loves the fact that Louise and James relish their time at Balmoral and she has become particularly close to Louise, who seems to have become her favourite grandchild, closely followed by James.”
They added to : “Louise also endeared herself to everyone by looking after William and Kate’s children when they were up there.”