Letter: Arts A-levels not a soft option for the indolent

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Sir: It seems Sir Ron Dearing has not carried out his research to a standard acceptable for A-level. May I remind him to be wary of biased sources?

The present English A-level, far from an easy option, is among the most intellectually stimulating and challenging subjects. "Interest fires achievement" - perhaps this explains the high grades scored in English A-level examinations.

S E Finlay

Head Girl,

Howell's School,

Llandaff

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