Anorak | Media Delights In GCSE Results Time: Average Children Hidden From View

Media Delights In GCSE Results Time: Average Children Hidden From View

by | 26th, August 2011

DEPRESSING times for students who did not do so well in their GCSEs. The media is a cruel place, full of photos of madly grinning teenagers whipped into ecstasy by a bit of paper with letters on.

The Sun rubs it in by showing readers “Little Deborah Thorpe” who was was five when she sat a maths GCSE. And she passed. Parents of less wonderful nippers may take comfort from the words of “Little’ Deborah’s” dad:

Her dad Charles, 44, from Chadwell Heath, East London, said: “We thought we might as well just give it a go. You see young people in the newspapers who have taken exams and you think, why not? I wouldn’t say maths is her favourite subject, but when she says she wants to be a doctor I tell her that she must be very good at science and maths. We want her to be outstanding and exceptional in every way.”

Anorak feels like erecting a statue of a woman holding a beacon, below her robes a plaque on which is inscribed the invitation to bring me your average , your C-graders, your middle-of the road future middle managers, taxi drivers, hairdressers and shop workers.


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