Letter: Results that don't bear examination

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Sir: I hope there will be a public inquiry into the disgraceful results in GCSE Latin, in which 92.3 per cent of candidates gained grades A-C. I understand from recent comments that this must be due to a ridiculously easy examination paper and lax marking.

Previously I had thought, navely, that the Latin results reflected the fact that the subject was, in the main, studied by the more able candidates.

Yours sincerely,


Senior Assistant Secretary (Education)

National Association for Head Teachers

Haywards Heath, West Sussex

3 September