Fast-forward to August 2020. Darren Dunno of Portsmouth is the only 18-year-old in the country who has failed to get an A grade at A-level.
Tragic Darren is suing his local education authority for hurt feelings and "loss of self-esteem".
OK, so Darren admits he didn't actually write that much in his Geography exam; he was too busy texting his drug dealer.
But his lawyers insist that not answering the questions should not stop him getting an A at A-level.
"I'm supposed to be assessed on me potential," he complains.
They all want to be Littlejohn...
As for the 'crash course' in 'what used to be' A-level Maths?
Most breeze through it on my Physics course , only those who don't have a full A-level in Maths (like me) or gained it a long time ago and have since forgotton with it struggle. It's about identifying stugglers. And Jesus Christ A-level Maths is hard.
Sorry to be a party-pooper, folks, but what about the hard-working children who once slogged their guts out to get two Bs and a C at A-level? Are we not insulted that our own exam results now look embarrassingly bad?
A hearty FUCK YOU, Pearson, I gained two B's and a D last year.
Was that embarrassingly bad? Not a bit of it, I gained a place studying Physics in a leading institution for the subject