Letter: England should follow Scotland on A-levels

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The Independent Online
IN YOUR editorial 'Abolish A-levels' (22 August), you argue for a wider range of subjects studied at A-level 'similar to that on the Continent'. This comment seems somewhat surprising as this already happens in Scotland, which is not yet on the Continent.

While I agree with much of your argument, I believe this educational system could only flourish if university courses lasted four years, as in Scotland, so Sir Rhodes Boyson et al could not complain about falling standards. A Scottish higher education system, which I have recently completed, offers the flexibility you want.

Juliet Eadie

Anglesey, Wales