Inspectors' effect on students

20th October 2000 at 01:00
WHEN analysing the A-level results of an institution with which I am associated, I realised that students whose A-level teaching time coincided with Office for Standards in Education inspections seemed to have performed relatively poorly, against the national, regional and institutional trends.

I would be interested to know whether other schools or colleges have noticed any change in their exam results in "OFSTED years", nd to carry out some research.

I would be very grateful if readers could provide me with the name and type of institution; average UCAS points per candidate for the years 1990 to 2000 inclusive and the month and year of inspections. Anyone who is prepared to provide this information can contact me by post or by e-mail at

Sue Johnson


Honey Lane



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