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16 August 2007

7:26 PM

16 August 2007

7:26 PM

The Assault on Reason continues: A-Level results are out today in the UK and, amazingly, our kids is learning even betterer – more than one in four papers is now given an "A", ensuring, natch, that everyone can have a prize. 96.9% of papers received a passing grade.

The always excellent Burning Our Money has been on the case for some time. This handy chart shows just how much the system has been corrupted: on average, pupils are being marked two grades more charitably than was the case 15 years ago:
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NB: the rot really sets in after 1992 which, happily, was the year I took my A-Levels. This affords all manner of opportunities for immensely satisfying "When I were a lad…" grousing.


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