A monkey could also write the annual stories knocking A-Level students
by Martin Belam, 17 August 2009
This week is one of my least favourite weeks of the year, as the annual media game begins of knocking the achievements of our children at school. Rather than write another whole rant on the topic, here are links to a few I made earlier.
- Is Britain’s brightest A-Level student a boy or an anonymous photogenic teenage girl? - August 2007
- Do boys even take A-Levels these days? - August 2006
- It must be nearly A-Level time again - August 2006
- The English media’s A-Level summer ritual - August 2003
I’ll leave you with an image to think about next time you see a hand-wringing piece in the press wondering why a lot of our teenagers have low self-esteem, and somehow don't seem to be motivated towards academic achievement...