THE DIVIDE between private schools and state schools in achieving top A-level results has, predictably, widened this year.

Just over 70 per cent of all A-level entries from private schools in England were awarded an A grade or higher this year, compared with 44 per cent in 2019.

At comprehensives 39.3 per cent of students achieved A or A* grades this year, a 6.2 percentage point rise.

Is this ridiculous level of grade inflation down to teacher assessment or should we just accept that the vast majority of fee-paying pupils are geniuses? 

I appreciate there has been disruption, and most pupils do work hard, but really...