Thursday, 29 January 2009

Just how easy IS it to pass a GCSE?

This interview is a recording from the Today Programme on Radio 4 this morning. You can listen again here.



Seriously, this guy sounds like he can barely string a sentence together, but yet he has SEVEN GCSEs. How? How the fuck can he pass seven of them (regardless of his pass grade, he still passed them) if his level of literacy is clearly that bad?

It was da teachers...dere was some dat was workin from textbooks...and for some reason, if dey forgot da textbook, den how could we learn? It didn't make no sense.


I'll leave you to draw your own conclusions about this.

Yeah, attention was based on eevah da real good children or da real bad children, what about us average ones, you know, da ones in da middle dat's not so... bright, but we're not bad at da same time, we're doin' what we come 'ere to do, but you wanna focus elsewhere - it doesn't make sense.


I dread to think what "da real bad ones" are like.

Before I done da course, I didn't really fink too bright...ly of English


...And now?

I quite fond of English now


Oh, good.



Seven.

Jesus wept.

7 comments:

seebag said...

Come on, it's all about tolerance, diversity, equal rights and human rights these days. Just for saying he wants his own business he should be awarded 3 honorary degrees and get a 100k grant.

seebag said...

Come on, it's all about tolerance, diversity, equal rights and human rights these days. Just for saying he wants his own business he should be awarded 3 honorary degrees and get a 100k grant.

Sue said...

Actually, I'm afraid I can only catch a few words, I can't quite make the others out.

Oh Dear!

Sue said...

and I'm from East London!

AngryDave said...

People no longer fail english exams for poor spelling, because it is apparently all about what they write, and not how they spell it. Have you ever heard such bollocks in your life?
Students using text speak in exams?
It only breeds a generation of dickheads who cannot read if the words are spelt correctly.

it's either banned or compulsory said...

I heard this live in the car yesterday and reached much the same conclusions. Even the labour stooge interviewee was clearly embarrassed.

Old Holborn said...

The radio flew across the room when I heard this on the radio. Yet again.