In your coverage of the Dearing Review, it is reported that the Headmasters' Conference argued that Sir Ron should "launch overall 'synoptic' assessment for modular A-levels".
Far from it. We have suggested that modular schemes assess A-level subjects very thoroughly, and have argued for some relaxation of the current rules governing synoptic assessment in such schemes.
DR JOHN M MOORE
Academic policy sub-committee
The King's School