As Education Secretary Michael Gove announces a shake-up to the GCSE system, he may face a tougher task on his hands than he realised in educating Britain's youngsters.
One book published last year, F In Retakes by Richard Benson, revealed some astonishing exam howlers, all of them genuine. But while they probably made the examiners groan at the time, they show that the UK's young people are far from dunces, with many revealing a sly wit.
When asked when you may use inverted commas, for instance, one wag responded: "When reading upside down," Here are some other classic examples:
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These answers no doubt raised a chuckle even as they exasperated the examiners marking these papers, and of course we can all enjoy them. But with the GCSE system undergoing a radical makeover, passing exams and getting the results young people need is no laughing matter, especially in a world where competition for the best jobs has rarely been more intense.
One answer could be to use home tutors, for that extra bit of support to realise maximum potential.
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