You may well know that we are slap bang in the middle of GCSEs here in the UK.
Yesterday morning my daughter set off to do her maths GCSE and I set off to deliver some team training.
At lunch time 2 things happened. I got a text from my daughter about her exam and in the training we looked at hash tags and what was trending on twitter in the UK. There at the top of the list was #EdexcelMaths, so of course we had a look.
Our young people were not happy!
However they were massively entertaining and expressed their heartbreak wonderfully .
Then amazing things started to happen …
They made the news
A tricky GCSE maths question stumped thousands of students – but inspires them to take to Twitter to vent their anger and frustration.
And even Surrey police joined in
Not one to miss a marketing opportunity Greggs also joined in
Just how long have they been waiting for that opportunity?
But guess who didnt join in! The @EdExcel account has gone very quiet. I think they may have some pretty hard questions to answer themselves like ‘was this your idea of a joke!’
I do love twitter and I’m delighted that our young people got their voices heard. This is the first time a GCSE paper has trended, but I’m guessing it wont be the last.
And just in case you’re interested, this is one of the daft questions that they had to deal with. What do you think?
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