September 21, 2003

No more F grades in Britain

It's official: you can no longer fail your exams reports the Daily Telegraph (UK). The British Qualifications and Curriculum Authority has directed that the "F" grade be replaced by an "N" (for Nearly) on the national curriculum exams. In a related piece of verbal inflation, Right and Wrong are replaced by Creditworthy and Not Creditworthy. The chairman of the Campaign for Real Education described the changes as "political correctness gone stark raving bonkers".

Posted by Bas Braams at 08:51 AM | Comments (0)