Robert Wright quotes Sir Peter Lampl on A-level results day in an article for the Financial Times.

The proportion of pupils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland achieving the best grades in their A-level exams has fallen to the lowest level in 12 years as a shift towards tougher subjects and significant curriculum changes depressed results.

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Peter Lampl, chairman of the Sutton Trust, an education charity, warned that the decline in the proportion of students receiving the top grades might be disproportionately harming the poorer students that the group exists to help.

“When the dust has settled on this year’s results, we need to look closely at the impact the changes have had on students from disadvantaged backgrounds,” Sir Peter said.

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