posted on Oct, 19 2011 @ 10:57 AM
i am starting this thread as a spin-off of this thread
as my opinion has nothing to do with the thurust of that thread
i am more concerned with :
Mr Smith said: 'I thought their attitude was a disgrace. I work as an examinations officer in high schools and this year a pupil wrote some
derogatory comments on the front of their Maths GCSE paper.
'The examination body returned it to the school and the pupil was given a zero mark and didn't get a maths qualification.
so it doesnt matter if you correctly answer the questions on the exam paper , and solve the problems - you will get a fail if the examiner takes
offence at the comment you wrote OUTSIDE the answer boxes
i know its " only " a GCSE and they can be retaken in november [ GCSE exams are taken in may / june by 16 year olds - explaination for none UK
readers ] but - when i did my " O" levels [ the precursor of GCSEs ] if you failed to get a pass at "o" level - you could not take the subject at
"a" level - [ `A` levels are a pre-requisite for university entry ]
but would the metriculation board fail "A" level students for the same reason ?????????? - that would affect thier university chances or military
plus - many employers offering apprenticships to 16 year oldss demand GCSE maths pass
where does it end ? - could you theoretically fail to answer the exam questions correctly - yet still pass by writting something on the cover of the
exam paper that the examiner looked upon favourably ????????????
this story sums up what is going wrong with my nation - you can be punitivly punnished for offending someone