GCSES 2021: Higher results expected after exams axed @BBC News live ? BBC

GCSES 2021: Higher results expected after exams axed @BBC News live ? BBC

[Music] good morning welcome to breakfast with charlie state and naga manchetti our headlines today is gcc results day for more than half a million pupils they’re expected to achieve record results fierce fighting rages across afghanistan amid warnings of a humanitarian disaster we’ll talk to the boss of buhu about fast fashion and the use of cheap labor good morning it went to penalties but chelsea are champions of europe again they raised the trophy in belfast after beating via real to win the super cup and got their season off to the best possible start italy says it’s recorded the hottest temperature ever in europe 48.8 degrees centigrade on the island of sicily good morning today for many of us it’s going to be dry with some sunshine a bit more cloudy at times in the south with the odd spot of drizzle and later some heavy showers coming in across scotland in northern ireland out of all the details in about 25 minutes [Music] good morning it’s thursday the 12th of august our main story this morning more than half a million students in england wales and northern ireland will receive their gcse results this morning with record results predicted for the second year running the grades have been based on teachers assessments after the exams were cancelled our education correspondent elaine dunkley has more so i had one exam and then i had the rest of his coursework molly is doing a b tech in business she’s one of hundreds of thousands of students who received gcse and vocational qualifications today but the pandemic hasn’t just had an impact on her education it’s brought personal tragedy and loss unfortunately i lost my step granddad and my dad in may and june so yeah it’s just been like really tough anything for me just being a past is gonna like really make me obviously happy but if i get anything better than the past then considering the year i’ve had i’m going to be extremely happy with myself wow replacing traditional exams with teachers s grades has brought many challenges and some criticism last year saw a record rising pupils getting top grades in their gcses but this head teacher says talk of further grade inflation this year is unhelpful they sat a number of assessments that had to show a typicality of their performance over all of those assessments and over a wider body of work as well and i think to take anything away from our young people today is unfair and it discredits the huge amount of work that’s been put in by them their families and their teachers to get them through what’s been an incredibly challenging time the government says students were assessed only on what they have been taught and it’s given them the best possible chance to show what they can do but there is concern that today’s results will show a further widening of inequalities we know from all the research we’ve done that it’s hit the poorest students the hardest because they have overall had less access to learning less access to teaching then they’re better off peers and there’s a whole range range of reasons for that but some of them are around access to a quiet place to study access to a good internet connection access to a laptop so they could take part in the home learning molly like many is hoping today will bring some relief the chance to celebrate in a year that has brought so many challenges elaine dunkley bbc news yes just looking ahead to uh 7 30 this morning speaking to the school’s minister nick gibbs so if you’re one of those who’s waiting for the results this morning after the work uh you’ve been doing or parent and you have a question about um how this all pans out how it works do get in touch this morning half past seven this morning now intense street by street fighting is still going on in kandahar which is the latest afghan city to come under attack from the taliban the insurgents have captured nine provincial capitals over the past few days the government has sacked its army chief the white house said it’s monitoring the situation but it’s up to afghan leaders to find a solution we are closely watching the deteriorating security conditions in parts of the country but no particular outcome in our view is inevitable we will continue to coordinate airstrikes with and in support of afghan forces and as the president made clear afghan leaders have to come together and the future of the country is really on their shoulders let’s talk now to our correspondent yugita limae who’s in the afghan capital of kabul yugita um i suppose we should start with kabul itself and how this is being targeted and there’s much speculation about taliban forces moving closer in terms of control well firstly the fallout of the surge in violence that we’re seeing all over the country we’re now able to see that prominently in kabul as well yesterday we were in the north of the city where literally by the hour there were more and more people who had been displaced by the fighting coming in we saw thousands ourselves all of them have just come in over the past two or three days carrying very few belongings people who had homes and jobs and full lives who were forced to suddenly leave everything behind and on the ground we couldn’t see enough humanitarian support for them hardly any food hardly any water no sanitation facilities yesterday the u.s media were reporting uh intelligence officials telling them that the capital kabul could fall between 30 to 90 days and that’s something which you know has shocked a lot of people here it is unexpected but also just what we’ve seen over the past week the pace at which the taliban are moving forward in this country extremely unexpected as well and you guitar obviously we’ve heard the comments from president biden and of course that press conference that we were hearing there the united states firmly stepping away leaving responsibility now to the afghan government while there is still concern i think it’s the head of the afghan army that has been um dismissed that’s right and you know that would be in the forefront of president ashraf ghani up until now they’ve had uh significant air support from the u.s and it’s unclear whether that will continue after the end of august when all international troops withdraw from here morale among afghan troops is low because in you know in some areas they weren’t given ammunition they weren’t paid they weren’t even given food supplies uh ashraf ghani knows that he needs to change that yesterday he was in mazzare sharif which is a hugely significant economic center for afghanistan trying to rally pro-government forces together against the taliban yukita thanks very much aguissa lemai there for us in kabul new zealand’s borders are to remain closed until at least the end of the year to prevent the spread of coronavirus a phased reopening could happen in 2022 with vaccinated travelers being allowed to enter if they’ve come from countries classed as low risk new zealand’s prime minister jacinda ardern says the priority is vaccinating the population by the end of this year it’s been exactly 30 years since the dangerous dogs act came into force but campaigners and charities say the law needs a complete overhaul four breeds can currently be seized by police and neither put down or kept under strict conditions the government says it’s commissioned research on the effectiveness of existing dog control measures the highest temperature ever recorded in europe is believed to have been registered in italy a reading from the island of sicily registered 48.8 degrees celsius yesterday and it comes of course as countries across the mediterranean continue to battle high temperatures and wildfires orunga aruna ayenga has this report the pine forests of geratana in sicily searing in heat as temperatures top 48 degrees hot winds are stoking the flames residents of this old town can only watch and wonder our small town was invaded by fire it is a catastrophe the entire california park and the surrounding area went up in flames fueled by the hot weather fires have erupted across southern europe in recent weeks southern italy greece turkey and algeria have been particularly hard-hit italy is baking in the so-called lucifer heat wave tv bulletins reports that 15 cities will be on red alert this friday that means the heat is so intense it’s a danger to health for people of all ages here in evia greece’s second biggest island the fires have left livestock herds decimated nearly 100 000 hectares of forests and farmland have burned in less than two weeks in the worst wildfire since 2007 but the fires still burn in evia help has arrived from overseas these fire crews are from slovakia in the peloponnese in the west this is the aftermath of a fire in gortinia turkey has also been hit by its most intense fires on record 240 blazers have been brought under control in the last two weeks in algeria three days of national mourning have been declared after firefighters soldiers and civilians died whilst battling blazers the high temperatures has helped the spread of the fires but authorities here suspect arson after so many fires erupted in a short space of time scientists say human-induced climate change is making heat waves more likely and more severe aruna eyenger bbc news now if you’ve ever been tempted to ignore a road sign here’s some footage that should perhaps make you think twice before we show it to you don’t worry uh everything turned out okay uh so yes you can probably work it out just there it’s a cadillac it was entirely submerged when its driver ignored closure barriers and drove straight into a serious sinkhole this is in the states of maryland crews were on the scene of a water main break that caused the huge hole when the suv dodged the barriers and just ended in the water as you can see it’s actually quite a scary image there the thing that confuses me right if you dodge or ignore a road sign you know when sometimes it says road closing you know it’s your road and you know it you can get down a certain part of the road right if you see a road closed sign and then you go through surely you’d be looking to see why they closed the road how do you miss that in front of you well because he’d ignored all the uh signs saying he just wasn’t looking for a stop well he made a decision that he was going to drive just wait apparently no i say he uh the driver uh was not injured so that’s good but uh yeah that’s an extreme version of something that we’ve all done well not done 10 minutes past six [Music] see the headlines as they happen and watch bbc news live in the app and get the full story with bbc dot co dot uk forward slash news follow the story for all the latest with bbc news
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