Golden age that never was
In 1961, 7.4 per cent of leavers obtained five or more O-level passes.
The purpose of the prelapsarian mythologising was to set up a damning comparison with contemporary Islington, where "just six out of 10" of the top 25 per cent "achieved five or more higher grade GCSEs last year". I make that 15 per cent of the cohort.
James Alexander 8 Trinity Avenue Northampton