More than 300 students who missed their grades due to Ofqual’s marking algorithm have been accepted by Oxford University.

This development has occurred due to exams that were cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Meanwhile, nearly 40 per cent of teachers’ estimates for A-level pupils in England were downgraded by exam boards.

The situation has also made many students miss out on their university places, including admissions to Russell Group universities such as Cambridge and Oxford which require top grades to secure an offer.

So far, the academic institution, Oxford University, said it has been looking carefully at the individual circumstances of all applicants who did not meet their grades this year, and has offered places to more than 300 students despite their downgraded results.

Comparing the number with the previous year, a reliable source said the number was more.