Was a 'mutant algorithm' to blame for this summer's exams fiasco?

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Published on 27 Aug 2020, 20:25
Boris Johnson has blamed a "mutant algorithm" for the A-level results fiasco, before sacking the most senior official at the Department for Education.

Sky's technology correspondent Rowland Manthorpe takes a look at the statistics behind the PM's claim, and asks whether the errors that arose from the algorithm could have been predicted.

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