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Students of Copland Community School, Wembley, miss out on university places due to school mistake
An investigation has been launched after three students missed out on university places due to a mistake by their school.
The three sixth formers from Copland Community School, in Cecil Avenue, Wembley, were told two years ago that their AQA business studies course was worth the equivalent of two A levels.
However when results were announced last Thursday the pupils learned it was only worth one A level and as a result lost their university places.
The headteacher of the school Dr Richard Marshall said: "I have apologised unreservedly to these pupils and their families - this should never have happened.
"We have managed to help all three pupils find university places. I have assured the pupils and their families that I will not let this matter rest.
“I am investigating how this happened and will take appropriate action.”
A Brent Council spokesman said: "We sympathise with the pupils affected by this serious error. An investigation will take place at the school to identify where responsibility lies and appropriate action will be taken.
“We are working closely with the new head to address failings in the school."
Earlier this year the school was placed in special measures by Ofsted and Brent Borough Council has appointed an Interim Executive Board which appointed Dr Marshall as headteacher.
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