The Shotgun Blog
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Where Almost Everyone is Above Average
Who knew the British were so bright?
Figures published by examination boards showed that 22.6 per cent of papers were graded A* or A – a rise of one percentage point in the last 12 months.
Almost three times as many pupils now gain the top grades compared with 1988 when the exams were first introduced.
But that was back in the 1980s. People were dumber back then. Heck, the parents of that generation gave Margaret Thatcher three majority governments. Not like adults today. No, sir. The modern state school educated Britisher sees the light! The generation educated after 1988 could now, thanks to their advanced "critical thinking" skills, see through the glass clearly (spot that allusion kids!). They instead elected Tony Blair to three majority governments.
With all these new super smart A students about to flood the job market, bringing their "critical thinking" to the challenges of modern business life, the future of Britain is assured. Another Golden Age dawns, to put the petty antics of Shakespeare, Newton, Darwin and Gladstone in the shade. Wider still and wider..
Posted by Richard Anderson on August 31, 2010 | Permalink
I feel your pain Publius.
Posted by: Paul McKeever | 2010-08-31 1:00:57 PM
The future of Britain? What Britain?
Posted by: Agha Ali Arkhan | 2010-08-31 3:54:53 PM
Perhaps , just perhaps, these super smart students will understand the price they have paid in lost opportunity and dim career prospects by electing the Tony Blair's rather than the Maggie Thatchers. One can only hope.
Posted by: peterj | 2010-08-31 11:35:40 PM
Want to see where Britain is at??. Start with this.
Posted by: peterj | 2010-09-03 11:48:58 PM
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