The intensifying drama of A-levels and the Scottish track derailment in which three people died dominate Britain’s newspapers on Thursday.
The Times runs with another development on A-levels, with universities pledging to “soften” grade requirements for degree courses.
The Times 13/8/20 Three people died when a train derailed in Aberdeenshire following torrential rain and slid down an embankment before bursting into flames.#tomorrowspaperstoday#thetimes #buyapaper @thetimespic.twitter.com/Smwbx4xiCd
— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) August 12, 2020
The i and The Daily Telegraph lead on the “confusion” over A-levels, while The Guardian says a backlash is coming due to teachers’ despair at the “fiasco”.
— i newspaper (@theipaper) August 12, 2020
The front page of tomorrow's Daily Telegraph:
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) August 12, 2020
Guardian front page, Thursday 13 August 2020: Ministers braced for backlash as teachers despair at A-levels fiasco pic.twitter.com/Jia0VilPtK
— Guardian news (@guardiannews) August 12, 2020
The Daily Mail goes harder on the same subject, running photos of Boris Johnson and Education Secretary Gavin Williamson under a headline of: “You dunces!”
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) August 12, 2020
Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror and Metro lead on the Scottish train crash.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) August 12, 2020
— Metro Newspaper UK (@MetroUKNews) August 12, 2020
The Daily Express carries a photo of the train crash but leads with Chancellor Rishi Sunak vowing to “do what it takes” to ensure the economy recovers from the coronavirus crisis.
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) August 12, 2020
The Financial Times says Britain’s economy has suffered the biggest slump of any in Europe.
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) August 12, 2020
And the Daily Star leads with a call for people to cut back on water usage by dodging showers, in what it calls “The great British stink off”.