It’s the time of year for GCSE results again.
Which means it’s time for the annual “exams are getting easier” argument.
From what I’ve seen…maybe.
It may not be that exams are getting easier but I heard something yesterday that convinced me that they’re easier to pass.
Radio 1 did a thing where some of their presenters did the hardest version of the GCSE maths paper.
Oh and quell surprise. The results were startlingly shit.
All of them except 1 failed. They even had their percentages read out (although I could guess that none of them actually know what a percentage is), 7%, 11% and one even managed the feat of getting “nil”. Now to manage this last would have involved not understanding enough to write your name in the “name” box on the paper.
And oh how they laughed. “Well done us we are so dim, ah but we’re friendly so that’s alright”.
Fucking imbeciles! Let’s just celebrate the fact that we have a nation of thick as pig shit people doing well shall we? Fucking hell.
The worst of it was the woman who “passed”. She got a grade C. With 26% correct.
What the fuck! 26% is a pass nowadays? For christ’s sake what the hell is going on here?
No bloody wonder that new uni students don’t have a clue, uni courses are adding more and more “remedial years” to their courses, new employees can’t write an understandable letter, and nurses struggle to figure out that if an EMG chart goes at 60 squares a minute through the machine then 1 square takes 1second.
Oh my word.
Send me a bloody paper. I haven’t done maths at that level for 21 years but I seriously doubt I’d struggle to make an A* grade considering the pathetic easiness of the sample questions in the papers this morning.
And stop fucking celebrating the fact that you’re shit at things. It doesn’t help.