GCSE Science Fails

In Education on March 28, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Multiple choice questions on GCSE science exam papers are fucking ridiculous. All the examples are from 2006, mostly from the Edexcel board of examinations, there’s only one from AQA. The examples are so freaking easy. Like, ridiculously so- I learned the answers to those before Year 8. You take your GCSEs in Year 10 and 11. Children are failing to correctly answer these simple questions. There is something inherently wrong with that statement.

I’d just like to say: I took my GCSEs in 2007, on the OCR exam board, all on the Higher Tier. I would like you all to know that I got an A in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. I worked hard, dammit!

Also, for random lols, an example question:

GCSE Science (Edexcel, 2006)

Our moon seems to disappear during an eclipse. Some people say this is because an old lady covers the moon with her cloak. She does this so that thieves cannot steal the shiny coins on the surface. Which of these would help scientists to prove or disprove this idea?

A) Collect evidence from people who believe the lady sees the thieves

B) Shout to the lady that the thieves are coming

C) Send a probe to the moon to search for coins

D) Look for fingerprints


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