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A-level students: All 'bouncing blondes'?

The Financial Times education correspondent Chris Cook has written a blog exposing the truth about the ritual of A level day pictures, and why students portrayed in the media are so often attractive young women.

He discusses the "remarkably shameless" attempt by schools to get their girls photographed.

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