Unfuckingbelievable...two things today (today being Thursday ...posting after midnight) have left me open mouthed in disbelief: one was pleasant: Cheryl Cole's dress that she wore Tuesday night, or not so much the dress but more specifically Cheryl Cole in it; the other, and the one not based on lust, is the poor level of intelligence (if that is the right word to use) of some UK students. Every year there are similar tales of falls in standards - coinciding with rises in pass-rates - and every year there are similar stories of primary school students or secondary school pupils etc and what they don't know...this time it is gobsmackingly worse in that the following refers to 18 year old university first-years: "Trendy teaching is 'producing a generation of history numbskulls'"
(Daily Mail, click on image, as usual opens in new tab)Please tell me you're astounded too...by the way...these weren't students in lycra-knitting media studies or Egyptian modern art for vegan monocyclists; they were firstyear undergraduates reading history in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
P.S. I answered all five correctly in the time it took to read them...maybe 20 seconds? In fact in that time I also gave the monarch of both sides in Q2 and in Q4 gave four of the 20-odd possible correct answers.