Exam results: why the government 'must try harder' as confusion reigns; & who is Kamala Harris, Joe Biden's pick for Vice President?

After an exam result shambles in Scotland, it's England's turn - but lessons don't appear to have been learned. The government's u-turned on using a similar algorithm to standardise marking A-levels and GCSEs that caused chaos north of the border. Yet, the so-called "triple-lock" guarantee is only causing more confusion. How will the tests be graded, and what can pupils who have already had a year of disruption do if they think they've been treated unfairly? We talk to Evening Standard columnist, and senior editor of the The Economist, Anne McElvoy whose own 15 year old is waiting for their results.


And, who is Kamala Harris have we really all been pronouncing her name wrong? The former California prosecutor's just been picked by Joe Biden to be his Vice President in what's shaping up to be a brutal US election this November. The chair of Democrats Abroad UK, Inge Kjemtrup tells us why she thinks Ms Harris will be the decisive factor in the race to the White House. And also explains how so many people have been saying the candidate's name wrong.


 

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