Disgraceful, innit?

23rd September 2005 at 01:00
It seems they are not happy down south (for readers in Shetland, this means England) with the standard of writing in exams. Words such as "gonna", "aint", "wanna" and "shouda" appear with surprising regularity.

It also appears that even the brightest students are not very observant.

Some GCSE candidates aiming for the top grades could not spell the subject they were taking - Francais - although it was printed in bold directly above the space for candidates' answers.

Some sixth-formers also transgressed, failing to spell Shakespeare correctly - in a paper entitled "Shakespeare in context". At least in this respect, they are in good company. The Bard's family records are said to show 44 different spellings of his name.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now