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A simple question for anyone who thinks A level standards have fallen

The proportion of people getting an A in their A levels is up, so either it’s got easier to get an A or teachers and kids have got better.

So here’s the simple question that I always want to ask people who assume it must be a case of falling standards: if you think it unthinkable that teachers have got better at doing their job, do you apply that to your own career and that of everyone in your family? Is it the case that neither you, your colleagues, your loved ones or anyone you know with a job has got steadily better at it as time has gone by?

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