Tables left out A-level numbers

2nd January 1998 at 00:00
As a further education college vice-principal with a particular responsibility for examination statistics, I should like to use your pages to try to obtain the reinstatement of the columns giving numbers of students entered for "fewer than two A-levels" and "two or more A-levels" in the annual performance tables.

This figure is an important part of the performance picture and has always been provided in previous tables. For example in my own area for 1996 the average A-level result related to 12 students in a local school, 99 students in another local school and 294 at the local Oaklands College. This information should be included in the tables for 1998. If space is a problem then let us omit the figure for "fewer than two A-levels" and include only those taking "more than two A-levels" - but let us not omit both.

I write to you because of course it is The TES to which teachers look for the annual performance statistics in their most comprehensive form.

BARRIE MORT

151 Westfields St Albans, Herts

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