Pupils' hard work merits distinction
I understand that qualifications are being compared to each other and that entry 3 refers to national curriculum level 3. However, as far as pupils are concerned, the Certificate of Achievement meant just that - a real achievement for some pupils who had failed again and again in school and were unlikely to gain any GCSE results.
How can teachers motivate pupils who truant, who are dyslexic and have low self-esteem, to gain a certificate that just says entry 3 on it after two years' hard work?
Christine Carney Teacher of English and special needs R Evans Headteacher King Egbert School, Sheffield