to Mr. Internet Teacher: thank you for pointing out how irritating the constant “debate” over A-levels is getting. i am still amazed by the complete blindness of the journalists who say A levels are becoming easier. keep in mind that a student’s progress is assessed at frequently intervals starting just a few months into the course. it would take an almost religious level of ignorance to not notice that they are going to fail the course. if their destination is failure, why would they continue the course?? Of course only 3% of people fail their A levels; it is because nobody is fucking dumb enough to study for two years a subject that they have no hope of mastering! why would anyone do that!
ps. I would like to thank ucas for sending a conformation of my place this morning so I knew I had done well enough in my exams before I had even eaten breakfast! I later found out I got an A in maths and B’s in physics and music. This means I am going to birmingham! Go team sam!