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Letter: Scrap the GCSE.


SIR - Now the autumn term is here and the examination farce behind us surely it is time to consider whether there is any justification for continuing with the GCSE.

No longer does it serve as a school-leaving examination. Most young people now continue their education after 16 and half the students sitting Advanced levels do so at colleges of further education and not from school sixth forms.

Thank goodness that in Wales Jane Davidson and her Assembly education and lifelong learning committee have quite rightly done away with examination league tables. They should now move on to the next logical step of doing away with GCSEs.

KEN HOPKINS Camawr, Porth, Rhondda
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Sep 10, 2002
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