Clarity over exam results

In your recently published Education supplement, Brighton College proclaims that it has the best A-level results in Sussex this year.

It is obviously doing well. The A-level performance of its 170 candidates was 18th of all the selective independent schools in the whole country and its inspection report is outstanding.

But it is worth noticing that 170 students at the College of Richard Collyer in Hurst Road, Horsham, got an A-level score this year equivalent to four passes at A-level, three of them at grade A and one at grade C.

I wonder how close Brighton College can come to matching that?

Perhaps they should make it clear that their results were only the best among the selective independent schools in Sussex.

Thus they could avoid comparison with the results of a leading sixth form college, which, of course, specialises in this area of education.

DAVID ARNOLD

North Parade, Horsham