London (Independent): Remember getting my A-level results as if it was yesterday. I had been an overachiever throughout school, pushing myself harder and harder to do well. It earned me the label, ‘geek’ and ‘swot’ but I consoled myself with straight As at GCSE and a coveted place at Oxford University to read Modern Languages. This is clearly an idealised, fictional school. But when exam time rolls around, I start to feel that our schools do need to look at broadening the scope of the curriculum to encompass more than just the traditional academic agenda.