I'm noticing a vicious cycle that puts all of us down to fail at my school and others in the area, wanted to know if this is a problem all around the country? In the current climate with budgets stretched to the brim, our school are doing everything to make as many of the year 11 kids want to stay at sixth form as possible, even if they are completely ill suited for traditional A Levels. We have been told to sell them that they will have much more freedom, all classes are using sixth form branded power points to sell their subject offering at level 3 at the school, and we are being told to stress to Year 11 how much more lile college sixth form is, how much fun, and how different it is to the main school environment. Then, masses of ill suited pupils turn up to sit a levels. They are let onto whatever courses they want, despite often being 2 grades below the entry requirements. Class sizes swell and poor behaviour sets in. Students have been told they can have freedom, why should they put their phone in their bag in lessons? Why shouldn't they have headphones in whilst I am speaking? Then in September another welcome back to the school talking about how disappointing overall A Level results are. Surely they realise they can not have it all? If you let everyone in, including those who are not academically suited to studying the courses you have dumped them in, results will suffer. But will they tighten things up? I'm sad that the priority is no longer looking for what is right for each child, but keeping bums on seats so redundancies don't have to be made.