We've just received another really poor batch of results - all because of very weak exam paper scores. This happened last year, too. We brought in a senior examiner, coached the candidates assiduously on aspects of narrative and entered an extremely bright crop of students. I've been teaching A Level for donkeys' years and under any old syllabus we'd have a large crop of As and Bs. My instinct is that really bright students may struggle with the very reductive nature of the unit. We'll certainly be looking to change boards, but need to do the right thing for this year's students. Has anyone else found similar problems? I feel in a bit of a vacuum here, and would like to know if it's just us, or whether there is a fundamental flaw somewhere. The A2 exam results are excellent, by the way.