Letters extra; GCSE failures

3rd August 2001 at 01:00

So, anyone who gets less than a C is a GCSE failure (your headline, July 27). Perhaps you would care to tell this to my Year 9 set 6 students, most of whom have worked hard and will most likely gain a G, F or E in two years time and feel proud (and so will we).

Ditto the hundreds of thousands of similar students up and down the country who will do the same. Strange, because I was always under the impression that all grades G to A* were pass grades and that there was only one genuine fail, U.

May I suggest that you do the right and proper thing and apologise without delay. Choose your words more carefully next time.

Kevin Taylor
St Albans,
Hertsnbsp;nbsp;nbsp;

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now