Monday, 30 June 2008

You Have Got To Be Kidding (Part 138)

via Leg-Iron:

To those who insist that education standards are doing just fine under the current administration, I present this:

A student is awarded marks for writing 'Fuck off' in response to an exam question.
From the linked Times article, quoting AQA chief examiner Peter Buckroyd who marked the English paper concerned, a statement that could easily be mistaken for satire of the Onion variety:
“If it had had an exclamation mark it would have got a little bit more because it would have been showing a little bit of skill...We are trying to give higher marks to the students who show more skills.”
How did it ever come to this?

1 comment:

James Higham said...

Precisely. I'll be round again soon. Great blog.