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The lessons of exam results season (and what to do about them)

Results matter only for where they lead

29 August 2015

9:00 AM

29 August 2015

9:00 AM

Every year without fail, as the trees start thinking about losing their leaves, the papers are full of the same photographs and the same stories. The pictures are of groups of teenagers grinning triumphantly — hugging one another or throwing their exam results in the air in joy.

What we have just experienced is exam results week; or, to be precise, results fortnight: first A-levels and then, one week later, GCSEs.

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