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One-hour sceptic

That students pass a GCSE after one hour ("GCSEs taught in 60 minutes", TES, January 30) says more about the kind of "knowledge" required to pass a GCSE than the success of the teaching technique or the nature of the learning. If this is what our education system has come to, it's a sad day.

Fiona Carnie, Education consultant, Bath, Somerset.

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