Friday, August 18, 2006
A Level Results. The Debate
A Level Papers in 1936 (Above) compared with 2006 (Below)
Every year around this time, we have the same old debate.
Are the girls in the newspapers shown opening their A Level results getting easier on the eye?
First of all, I asked a Government spokesman Mr. W. Lyar who assured me that the standards were closely monitored each year and their had been no 'dumblonding' down.
Then I spoke to the Head of a leading Teachers Union, Mr. C Ward who said:
"Every year we get the same accusations. You have to bear in mind that fashion and styles have changed over the decades so a direct comparison is very difficult. However we believe that there is no evidence at all of any change."
So there you have it.