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It is the framework that sets the standard

THE EDITOR’S COMMENT OF THE WEEK

If anyone out there is as old as me and did O levels, you will remember that some of them were arranged by University of London and others by Oxford and Cambridge. There were probably more but these were the sets that my school used, depending on which syllabus offered by each board was deemed by the teachers to be most suitable, Tudor or 20th century history being a good example.

All that matters is that I have an O level, not which board offered it. The point of Ofqual and a national qualifications’ framework is that if a paper is deemed, not by Robert Reid or the CII or the IFS or even IFAs but by the authorities, to be level four, five or six, then it is up to standard.

Just like other professionals who gain their profess-ional qualifications from a range of educational establishments in fact.

Gillian Cardy

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