Tag Archive for A level

Conquered by Comedy

She Stoops to Conquer – National Theatre For many years, Oliver Goldsmith’s farcical comedy of manners rested in the doldrums, the stuff of school plays and good, clean fun. Now the National Theatre has brought to life this gem of the eighteenth century in one of the merriest evenings on the London stage. We enter the…

A Level English Literature – are standards declining?

A level English Literature was criticised last week in a report by Ofqual. According to widespread media reporting, noticeably on the BBC and in The Independent (the latter being quite misleading in my view), A level English Literature has suffered from declining standards. Examination questions, argued Ofqual, have become too predictable, almost formulaic, and there…