Postscript;Letter;News and opinion

26th November 1999 at 00:00
AFTER several years of steady improvement in GCSE history results, the A to C performance at my school plummeted by 19 points despite a more able cohort.

The department made no significant changes to the programme of study. I have spoken to three other schools who have had a similar, seemingly inexplicable, fall.

If any of your readers have any suggestions could they contact me at

Tony Fuller, Head of humanities, Homefield, Winsham, Somerset

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