How f*ck off gets you more than f*ck all.

July 4, 2008

A superb story about the marking of an English exam paper. The story is carried on the BBC site.
It states:
‘The Times reported that Assessment and Qualifications Alliance chief examiner Peter Buckroyd gave a pupil two marks out of 27 for an English GCSE paper.
He is quoted as saying the candidate had demonstrated more skills than one “who doesn’t write anything at all”.’

Captain Haddock - has a Ph.D in swearing

Captain Haddock - has a Ph.D in swearing

The pupil is alleged to have only written “f*ck off” during his exam paper.
I also love that they would have awarded a further mark for punctuation.
I think that the examiner has a point here. Although, in this case, I suspect the pupil was aiming for ‘ASBO’ points, rather than trying to make a searing indictment of our education system.
Makes you proud to be f*cking British.

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