Reading the Telegraph it appears that nearly a quarter of exam results in this years marking were A or A*.... GCSE results 2011: quarter of exams graded an A - Telegraph I am NOT taking anything away from the pupils who have studied and succeded, but is it nottime we looked, and looked hard at our exams? Surely if 25% are achieving A or A* we need to reset the results at the very least. This result, whilst it looks good on a results/stats page actually makes it difficult for us to see the quality to raise in to University. Or are the exams themselves not to blame, but hte league tables causing schools to 'teach to the test'? What changes could be made to the examnations? Course work? More or less? Exams? Greater or lesser effects upon the results? Should we encourage greaater learning skills or greater fact retention?