They (the exam board that the wife works for), currently have a problem. One of their exam papers is more difficult than the other exam boards. Teachers have KPIs (targets) to hit and when the rep comes in and says, our exam is easier, you''l get more top level passes, which do you think that the teachers recommends?
So, the other exam boards has a choice, keep producing a quality exam with a decent standard to pass, or dumb it down so it sells more and competes with the other exam board? Which do you think it will do?
It seems that the BBC has been pushing a positive discrimination agenda since the mid-1980s, as reference to the jobs section from this time of the weekly staff newspaper 'Ariel' may well make clear.