Allison Pearson’s column about her son’s A-Level results might be her most on-brand column yet

It’s that time of the year again when people get their A-Level results and we’re grateful to Ross McCafferty for sharing on Twitter what he thinks might be Telegraph columnist Allison Pearson’s most on-brand column yet.

And this is why.

Here’s how it starts.

‘This scandal is not about my child, although he was one of its casualties. So I’ll begin with his story – but I want it to speak for the thousands of young people who are betrayed every year by our appalling, dysfunctional examination system.

‘According to the exam regulator, Ofqual, two out of five teenagers taking certain A-levels will open their results tomorrow to find they have been given an “unreliable” grade. My heart goes out to them. I know all too well the pain that they and their parents will feel.

‘Exactly 12 months ago, we were enjoying a family holiday in Italy with my son and his friend. As A-level results day approached, there was a slight static of apprehension in the air, but …’

Here’s more of what Ross had to say.

And here are just a few of the things people were saying about it.


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H/T: @RossMcCaff Image: screengrab

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