Thursday, August 24, 2006

GCSE results: Investment bears fruit

Early indications show another bumper year for GCSE results out today across the country. Locally, Chris Beckett and his team at Deepings Comp are celebrating another record year with a big jump in the number of students achieving five grades between A* and C.

Don't listen to the merchants of doom and gloom who claim that exams have somehow been "dumbed down".

What we are witnessing here in the Deepings, across Lincolnshire and around the county, is the fruits of huge investment in schools in recent years, a determined drive to raise standards at every level with harder work by teachers and students, more accountability and much sharper focus on individual needs.

How things have changed since my school days!

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