Points of view

11th November 2005 at 00:00
* Dr Stephen Manning is wholly mistaken in his view that Barton Court grammar in Canterbury was the first state school to replace A-levels with the international baccalaureate diploma programme ("Grammar scraps A-levels", TES, October 28).

For the record, Broadgreen high school in Liverpool formally abolished A-levels in 1997 with our last A-level candidates completing their examinations in 1999.

Ian P Andain Headteacher Broadgreen high school Liverpool

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