Thursday 18 August 2011

A Level Results

There is something so depressing about the annual news cycle. Same old same old. You imagine the drowsy hacks recycling last year's copy and going back to sleep. A Level results are perfect. For months ahead we could have predicted:

  • Record number of passes, A grades or whatever
  • Education ministers praise hardworking students (trying to take credit for themselves)
  • Standards fall allegations
  • UCAS swamped
  • Lots of bright state school kids don't get into Oxbridge
  • Pretty posh girls at independent schools leaping for joy pictured in Telegraph, Mail etc
This year though the refreshing news and revelation from Chris Cook in the FT that the posh schools pimp their tottie around the press months ahead of results day. I wonder if that is what parents pay all that cash for? I only hope that the photographers in attendance have all their CRB checks up to date. As for the editors, string 'em up, it's the only language they understand.

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