EBac may take us back to the analogue age

18th February 2011 at 00:00

While I would agree with Richard Cairns's view that the quality of teachers is the single most important factor in improving education, I would question his assertion that the Government should judge potential teachers by their A-level results rather than the level of their degree.

"We all know the quality of a 2.2 varies in different universities," he claims. I would argue the quality of an A-level grade varies in different years. Unless one believes that standards of A-levels have remained constant?

Paul Mitchell, Headmaster, Cobham Hall, Kent.

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