Dear Editor, I was dismayed to read the letter regarding social mobility written by “a teacher”. (Evans missing the point about children and social mobility, Birmingham Post, July 12).
In this letter he or she seems to indicate that pupils at schools like Four Dwellings High School will not take GCSEs but mainly vocational courses.
Certainly such courses are available but my son took triple science GCSEs at the school, along with other subjects, obtained several A grades, attended King Edward VI College Stourbridge, and is now studying Nuclear Science and Engineering at the University of Birmingham.
I have nothing but praise for Four Dwellings – almost every week day evening my son was able to attend revision classes in his final year.
He was very committed to working hard and was encouraged and helped by dedicated teachers who made sure he was enabled to do his best.
If pupils are willing to work there are many schools – and not just Grammar schools – that will help them achieve their aims.