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38

Number of 16 to 18-year-old boys who took an A-level in home economics in England, 2007. Source: Department for Children, Schools and Families.

"Miss, miss, there's a testicle hanging from the roof."

A seven-year-old gets confused about icicles.

380

Number of 16 to 18-year-old girls who took an A-level in home economics in England, 2007. Source: Department for Children, Schools and Families.

"A carrot."

No self-respecting pirate should be seen without one of these on his swashbuckling shoulder, according to one primary pupil.

4,263

Number of 16 to 18-year-old boys who took an A-level in computer studies in England, 2007. Source: Department for Children, Schools and Families.

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