The Telegraph, 17.08.16, writing ahead of A-level results tomorrow, HMC member Shaun Fenton, headmaster of leading independent Reigate Grammar School on why exam results are only half of what makes a great education.
T’was the day before Results Day and all through the house …. Nervous? Me too. As you await A level results tomorrow, please remember that success and failure are both mere imposters and certainly do not define you. You are far more than your results and – I will let you into a secret that teachers do not always share - your future relies on your grades far less than you might think.
It is schools, and not just students, who will be judged by exam results this week. My students are likely to score at the top of the league tables again this year so you might think I would be a fan – far from it.