Are Exams Too Easy?

My son has just completed his GCSEs, so I was paying a bit more attention this year to all the hue and cry about exam results – but I’ve not been immune to the fact that, for as long as I can recall, we’ve been saying that exams are getting easier.

The other way of looking at is that our children are getting brighter. This would be nice.

In fact, I don’t think either of those is the case…

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Cancer in the Media

Cancer is a massively prevalent disease that will in some way affect every single person reading this.

Its treatment basically involves poisoning or injuring the patient, ideally to such a degree that the cancer is killed before the patient is. We’re generally happy if the cancer is beaten into submission long enough for the patient to die of something else instead – but that doesn’t always work.

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