Elite examined

10th January 1997 at 00:00
For those of us who have worked with and for examination boards which attract large entries of students, it is difficult to know what to make of Brian Martin's assertion (TES, December 27) that the small Oxford and Cambridge Schools Examination Board (OCSEB) is "arguably the most highly respected of the exam boards, the board used by most of the leading state and independent schools and esteemed by university admission officers". If what he says is true, it is the kind of hierarchy we could all do without.


10 Sunderland Close Woodley Reading Berkshire

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar, Buyagift.com, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today