I take back everything I have ever said about the dumbing down of British education. It is clear that this year’s GCSEs are exceptionally rigorous and discerning exams after the FWB got one B (Textiles), two As (maths and Art), and all the rest A*. She also had a letter telling her that she had scored one of the top five marks awarded to anyone in her English literature GCSE. That’s the one which was taken this year by _362,438_ pupils.
Oh yes – she also got an A for the history AS level, taken a year early.
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