I was very disappointed by the A Level results this year. Mainly because the absence of the following pictures in the press cost me a £20 bet with Mrs C.
1) The group of pretty girls from a nice Private School and their young attractive headmistress, delighting over their superb results.
2) The twins with identical grades.
3) The Chinese boy who only learnt English last month and has got 20 A Levels.
4) Ashley from Scagton, who is the first member of his family ever to go to University.
These pictures were once the Gold Standard of exam reporting. You could depend on seeing them each year at this time. Their absence is the clearest sign yet that the A Level is in serious decline.
Postings will continue to be sporadic until 3rd September, when normal poor service will be resumed.