A COLLEGE boss says pupils who feel unfairly downgraded in their GCSEs can rely on teacher recommended grades to gain entry.

Andy Green is the interim chief executive of Greater Brighton Metropolitan College, and spoke amid the ongoing nationwide farce of A-level and GCSE results.

The Met will use teacher recommended grades to understand if applicants have met their college’s entry criteria, he said.

His message came as thousands of teenagers await GCSE results on Thursday. As many as two million youngsters could see their results downgraded.

Mr Green said: “We want to provide some assurance to anyone starting with us – or thinking about applying – this September. We will not let these results negatively impact your future education.

“The Met’s mission is to support all of our students to succeed, whatever their individual ambitions and goals are.

“We will not allow what has already been an extremely challenging year to further disadvantage this generation of young people.”

It is the first big challenge in the role for Mr Green, who previously worked at the college between 1996 and 2010, and at Chichester College.

He said he is focused on improving the quality of teaching, learning, and support to Met students.

Secondary school pupils across Brighton, Hove and Sussex will find out their results on Thursday. It will help decide what A-level and training routes are open to them.