Fact fiction

2nd March 2007 at 00:00
"I am the teacher and you are the adult."

Telling off two Year 10 boys doesn't go quite to plan.

97.3

The percentage of pupils with English as a first language who achieved any GCSEpasses in 2006. Source: DfES

"Food soaked in oil and served in enormous helpings is bound to increase one's celery intake."

An answer in an overseas AS English exam paper.

97.9

The percentage of pupils with a first language other than English who achieved any GCSE passes in 2006.Source: DfES

"Anyone who hasn't been mounted, come here now."

An art teacher rounds up stragglers who have not yet put their pictures on to backing paper.

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