NewsBiscuit

The news written by you…

Posts Tagged ‘exams’

GCSEs to be replaced by Hunger Games

streaming at its bestAmidst concerns over failing educational standards, it was announced today that the GCSE is to be replaced by a Hunger Games-style contest, in which 16-year-olds will exchange statutory secondary school qualifications for a gladiatorial fight to the death. It is hoped that the new measures will not only improve unemployment statistics in the 16+ demographic, but also combat teenage obesity, pregnancy and undue dependence on Candy Crush Saga.

Read more >

Posted: Aug 24th, 2013
More from Education



Michael Gove to make stupid children fight to the death

Education Secretary Michael Gove has unveiled controversial plans to make stupid eleven year olds fight to the death in arenas throughout England.

Read more >

Posted: Jul 17th, 2013
More from News In Brief



GCSEs to be replaced with GOVEs

‘It is entirely coincidental that the proposed test rhymes with ‘cove’,’ declared the Secretary of State.

Read more >

Posted: Sep 18th, 2012
More from News In Brief



Scandal as Media Studies AS-level exam accidentally features basic numeracy question

The UK’s exam bodies were again under scrutiny after an AS Level Media Studies exam paper featured an ‘impossible’ question requiring basic knowledge of the 7 times tables. Instead of the planned question ‘Discuss the need for media regulation,’ students were asked to solve the equation 7y = 63.

Read more >

Posted: Jun 11th, 2011
More from News In Brief



Heartache for student as grandmother dies again

Tragedy struck second-year undergraduate Harvey Owen today, when his beloved grandmother Ivy again passed away for the fourth time just days before the start of her grandson’s critical end-of-term exams.

Read more >

Posted: Aug 28th, 2010
More from News In Brief