A-level and GCSE students in England will be handed exam grades as predicted by their teachers instead of a controversial algorithm, Ofqual has announced.

The move marks a stark U-turn by both Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, and comes after growing fury from pupils and Tory MPs about the handling of the results crisis.

Ministers have been coming under pressure for several days over their system to grade students whose exams were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.