I wasn't calling the exam system a luddite. I was refering to it being a misrepresentation of the facts if I called you one. What I was saying was that its penchant to lower its standards is outdated and makes it devalued. Please try and keep up. Nope, I never argued that A Level was unchanging. It is generally accepted that A Level courts whatever the lowest common denominator is at any given time and is more than happy to divest itself of its previous standards at the drop of a hat. Read my first response again. I am heart broken. I was so looking forward to working with you. And here we go again... I say it is, you say it isn't, I say it is, you say it isn't, I say... The most amusing thing about this whole conversation is that I work in a school that really doesn't put the exam anywhere near the centre. My school sits no external exams in maths until the kids reach the final year of IB. No IGCSE etc. etc. We have complete freedom to work as we see appropriate. Can many schools, anywhere, say the same?