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Middle-Class GCSE Pupils Take Drugs And Drink

by | 16th, November 2007

smoking-class.jpg NEWS in the Mail that a “third of GCSE pupils gets drunk” is illustrated by a picture of three 12-year-olds sipping cans of the imported larger Stella.

Ask your mum, but GCSEs were once the educational rite of every 16-year-old. News that they are now taken by booze-soaked pre-teens suggests the tests have gotten easier and/or the youth have got a lot smarter.

But rather than investigate this, the Mail says more than fifth of young teens “abuse drugs or solvents every month”.

The word abuse counters any notion that the smoking of weed and drinking of brandy is for more medicinal purposes, or indeed to improve the tykes’ prowess in the classroom.

The Mail’s key statistic is rooted in a poll of 111,000 pupils. The Mail says the most common drug tried is cannabis,

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