Friday, 19 March 2010
What are our children learning at school?
Name one of the achievements of the early Romans.
Learning to speak Latin.
What was Sir Walter Raleigh famous for?
He is a noted figure in history because he invented cigarettes and started a craze for bicycles.
The following were published in TES (Times Educational Supplement) Magazine in July 2009.
Excerpts from 'F in exams: The Best Test Paper Blunders', published by Summersdale. http://www.summersdale.com/
We start with Religious Education:-
Q: What do Christians celebrate at Christmas?
A: When Joseph and Mary had baby Jesus. They travelled to Bethlehem by plane and Pontius was their pilot
Q: Christians have only one spouse. What is this called?
. . . and on to Biology:-
Q: What does terminal illness mean?
A: When you get sick at the airport.
Q: What is the highest frequency noise that a human can register?A: Mariah Carey.
How about maths?
Q: A car company is having a sale. A £25,000 car now has 50 per cent off. What is the new price?
A: Still too expensive
Q: What is conditional probability?
A: Maybe, maybe not
Q: What is a random variable?
A: Someone with multiple personalities
Q: Write two hundred thousand in figures
A: Two hundred thousand in figures