Looks as if England has the same standards of teaching and marking as Australia. One pupil sitting for his GCSE exam in English wrote F***off in his paper. The Chief Examiner, Peter Buckroyd, explained to The Times newspaper that ‘It would be wicked to give it zero, because it does show some very basic skills we are looking for – like conveying some meaning and some spelling.’
Can’t argue with that one. The student is obviously a genius compared with the graffiti idiots who mispell every obscenity. You never know, he may become a famous chef one day. Or perhaps a chief examiner!