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Testing Conditions

When pupils are sitting their mocks/ An Indian school says to fox/ Those tempted to cheat/ It helps to secrete/ The head of each one in a box./// https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/10/21/india/india-student-box-cheating-intl-hnk-scli/index.html?__twitter_impression=true When pupils are sitting their mocksAn Indian school says to foxThose … Continue reading

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Sum Mistake?

If Hannah should randomly eat/ A red or a yellow boiled sweet/ The value of n/ Is patently 10/ (It’s easy as long as you cheat.)/// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-33029606 If Hannah should randomly eat A red or a yellow boiled sweet The value of … Continue reading

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Of Mice and Ministers

Conservative minister Gove/ Said Lit must be English, by Jove!/ Take Steinbeck and Lee/ Off GCSE/ And let’s have some old British cove. ///http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/michael-gove-axes-to-kill-a-mockingbird-and-other-american-classics-from-english-literature-gcse-syllabus-9432818.html Conservative minister Gove Said Lit must be English, by Jove! Take Steinbeck and Lee Off GCSE And let's have some … Continue reading

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Taking the Michael

There was an old fellow named Gove, A rather peculiar cove. Requiring a wheeze To change GCSEs He did it by numbers, by Jove. ///http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2013/jun/11/michael-gove-gcse-reforms https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/344565831499390976

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A Cove named Gove

There was an old fellow named Gove/ Who had to back down, the poor cove/ So many excoriate/ His baccalaureate/Govey’s reform plans unwove. ///http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/teachers-welcome-exam-uturn-as-gove-faces-commons-grilling-8484652.html There was an old fellow named Gove/Who had to back down, the poor cove/So many excoriate/His … Continue reading

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Bacc To The Future

There once was a prominent Tory at/ Great pains to revile and excoriate/ The GCSE/ So he made Clegg agree/ To a thing called an E-Baccalaureate. /// http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/sep/17/gcses-replaced-english-baccalaureate?intcmp=239

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