June 14th, 2012

Silence of the Pink ‘Un IV

The FT‘s education correspondent Chris Cook has inexplicably missed out on yet another great story. An A-level maths exam due to be sat next week has been scrapped after a major security breach – it turns out the exam board, Edexcel, accidentally delivered a batch of papers to a British school in Egypt. The news was picked up by all the main news outlets, yet somehow the FT missed it, again:

  • Telegraph: A-level exam axed following major security breach
  • BBC: Maths A-level exam paper scrapped
  • Mail: Thousands of A-level exam papers pulped after security error
  • Press Association: Maths exam sent to schools in error

It’s not like the FT and Edexcel are owned by the same company or anything…


16 Comments

  1. 1
    But says:

    What a “Cook-up” ;)

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  2. 2
    The Knobserver says:

    Yawn!

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  3. 3
    anonymous says:

    has cameron resigned yet?

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  4. 4
    Gorgon Brown says:

    Today, I will be cooking McBrains Faggots on Ready Steady Cock.

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  5. 5
    Do A " Deel " with Rupe says:

    The fact Becky with a ” K” lives in a country pile next door to my own country pile does not at all automatically imply that I invite her to our drum for marinated swan casserole every single weekend .

    In fact I do not speak to my next door neighbours as the nearest lives about ten miles away from my nearest electric fence.

    Who Is this Becky with a ” K” antyway?

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  6. 6
    london man says:

    1 and 3 equals 6 no wonder the exam was scrapped. Try doing this sum 6 plus6 times 6 equals 144. You have now passed th exam with flying colours.

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  7. 7
    Terrible But True says:

    No conflict of interest; nothing to hinder comment.

    Mr. Cook’s editorial omissions being something of a pervasive meme across many a media estate, for various reasons (financial to ideological) these days.

    Luckily, like most (not all, uniquely), the FT is a source of news one can opt out of paying for and/or even using to inform and educate oneself.

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  8. 8
    Tony Clair ( de Lune ) says:

    Edukashion

    Edgeuchaision

    Education ( third time lucky !!)

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  9. 9
    Muggins says:

    I actually buy the FT using vouchers in advance payment .

    I got the Year 1 deal for £1 a copy — not bad .

    Year 2 they want to increase it to £1.50 !!

    Think I’ll go to the library and read the scrunched up copy in future ( well.. I DO pay Council Tax !!)

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  10. 10

    The government has decided to prevent terrorism it will need to monitor;

    The internet and all tweets, texts, emails, social networks, phone calls, airwaves, satellites, faxes, letters, packages, carrier pigeons, telegraphs, wireless communications, radio waves, Semaphore, Aldis lamps, chalkboards, smoke signals, messages ploughed into fields, slogans on walls, Lego, Pony express riders, Kings messengers, fast mail ships, paintings, hieroglyphics and all conversations between humans.

    Please temporarily use other methods of communications whilst this system is put into place.

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  11. 11
    Steve Lloyd says:

    http://tinyurl.com/c68749x

    This was the way nursing education was undertaken until the ill fated project 2000. Training and experience gained on the wards, with a few hours a week at the in house nursing school. Result competent nurses, with a teriffic work ethic, and clean well run hospitals.

    Now all nurse training is university based. Result incompetent nurses, questionable work ethic, dirty, badly run hospitals.

    Gove is a true reformist, and surely the only competent minister in Goverment at the present.

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  12. 13
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    I am so disappointed. Once you could rely on Guido. In this case Edexel (a truly crap board) for once got it right. They correctly delivered the papers to the British Council – who then, by mistake, distributed them in a set of old papers. Seems odd Guido did not go after the real culprits.

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  13. 14

    And the qualifying answer is:

              ________
         b ± √-b² -4ac
    x =  ―――――――――――――
              2a
    

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  14. 15
    What happened to this site? says:

    Yawn. Isn’t the more plausible explanation that this story is really boring?

    Christ, Guido. Fire the tea-boy who wrote this bollocks.

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