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19th June 2015 at 01:00
We bring you discussion, debate and issues from around the web and around the world by focusing on the most popular educational hashtags on Twitter

Exam season is almost over, and this year students have been taking to Twitter in record numbers to complain, commiserate and celebrate about their various exams.

The #EdexcelMaths paper received a lot of attention, not least because of a question about a girl called Hannah and some sweets. The problem had two sentences of narrative about sweets, before asking pupils to prove an equation, or, as @ExamProblems put it:

"Hannah eats some sweets.

Now calculate the circumference of the Moon using your tracing paper and a rusty spoon."

But not everyone sympathised. @SurrealAnarchy asked: "Are pupils today so mollycoddled and spoon-fed that they don't expect to get anything difficult or wrong in an exam?"

Another exam that raised students' ire was the #ocrbiology paper. @ruthy_payne thought the exam board could have put more work into finding suitable names: "OCR's plan all along was to get us disqualified due to laughing at the name `Dicky'." And @mattfenton07 shared his answer for a question on what algae gets from coral: "Love".

Social media is also useful after exams, as @katieelenasharp revealed: "The first thing I do after a terrible exam is search on Twitter to hope everyone else found it awful too."

Sarah Cunnane

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