AN A-level student at a school in Kidderminster has written to the education minister to express his anger over the recent exams algorithm fiasco.

In a letter sent to Gavin Williamson, King Charles School student Liam Carroll called for the government to insist all universities reverse their offers in order to give working class students a fairer chance of securing a place.

It comes after the government reverted back to using teachers' predicted grades when nearly 40 per cent of A-level marks were downgraded in England due to a controversial algorithm which appeared to advantage private schools.

Liam has also raised concerns about next year's GCSE and A-level students, and has asked the minister to reduce the course content to make it fairer for state school students who have struggled to learn at home during lockdown.

The 18-year-old ended his letter by saying he will not be voting Conservative at the next election.

Liam told The Shuttle: "The government’s handling of the A-Level and GCSE results has been appalling.

"They have created a flawed algorithm that’s increased the divide between state school students and private school students.

"It’s had a devastating impact meaning some students saw their results reduced by up to three to four grades.

“I’ve written a letter to education minister Gavin Williamson to ensure that something like this does not happen next year.

"I’ve expressed my view that content should be cut for next year’s A-Level and GCSE courses. This is the best way forward because it will make the exams fairer - especially as state school students felt the impact of lockdown on their education more so than private school students."

Liam's letter has been backed by teacher and Wyre Forest Young Labour officer Daniel Woolley, who said: "Like all teachers, I have worked hard to support our students during the lockdown. Unfortunately, many students lacked the means of accessing remote learning with disadvantaged students being particularly affected.

"The purpose of our education system is to promote a love of lifelong learning and provide our children with the tools they need to succeed once their formal education is over.

"By being reluctant to reduce course content for students sitting exams in 2021, the government is setting a whole generation of students up to fail."