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All’s Well That Ends Well

by | 3rd, October 2003

‘THE Times reports that under new proposals to be announced today, pupils will be allowed to re-sit their A-level examinations “as often as they like”.

‘For 50% of your total marks, who’s this funny looking bloke?’

Great news for exam fans, of course, but the idea isn’t to everybody’s liking.

Inevitably, there have already been complaints that it will lead to a dumbing-down of standards.

“At a time when confidence in A-levels is very low, to say you will treat them like the driving test simply beggars belief,” said Shadow Education Secretary Damian Green.

Maybe so. Then again, there is something appealing about the idea that people could be stopped by the police any time if they display a lack of knowledge about their chosen subjects, and if necessary, forced to do a re-sit.

It certainly wouldn’t bode well for current students, most of whom

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