I didn't mean in terms of highlighting dumbing down within exams. I think this could only be indicated by getting older people to sit a newer exam and younger students to sit the older one to see what results were like. I was just thinking that in terms of jobs or university choices it didn't really matter if there was a dumbing down. In terms of jobs, for an old student employers are likely to be aware of some kind of grade disparity between generations and compensate for this when thinking about hiring. Also, the fact that older students will have job experience will stop younger generations with apparently highly grades from swooping in and taking jobs. For younger students any dumbing down should not be seen as a problem as better universities and companies generally look at grades in more detail in terms of the number of a certain grade that you get and the actual marks that you got in a module. I would argue that getting the high grades and mark break downs are still very difficult and comparing new students based on this still makes sure you get the best suited candidates. Some grades in some subjects may be easier to get but students are generally still of the same intelligence as previous generations of students.