Letter: League tables distort exam results

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Sir: My son just received his A-level results and gained a much deserved place at his preferred university. His achievements are infinitely better than mine. The reason? He worked a lot harder than I did because he had to.

The entry requirements these days, particularly of the older universities, are rising year by year and students and their teachers are striving to match these demands.

Today's rises in A-level standards are the result of an increasingly demanding higher education market place. There is no decline in standards of examination.

RICHARD WELCH

Denbigh,

North Wales

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