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High exam price

We have felt the high costs of exams ("Exam bills soar", TES, February 24).

With the decline of VCE and GNVQ and introduction of BTEC, we decided to change a vocational engineering course to BTEC first diploma and an art course to BTEC national, both with Edexcel.

We registered three students for the national award, at a cost of pound;102 each, plus a late registration fee of pound;51 each and small cohort fee of pound;300. Total cost per student, pound;253 for one course. The cost per engineering student was pound;195.50.

Is it any wonder that fees are rising with bills such as these?

Don Goff Exams secretary John Kelly boys' technology college, Crest Rd, London NW2

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