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Photo Finish

by | 13th, May 2003

‘SO important is looking good in today’s Britain that not turning up for a photoshoot can lead to trouble.

What grade do you want – A) A B) A C) A?

The Telegraph tells what happened to ‘star pupil’ Adam Agius, a 16-year-old student who has been expelled from his school after he rocked up late for the school photo.

Yesterday, Adam was chucked out of St John’s, a fee-paying school in Enfield, north London, and thus barred from taking his GCSE exams next week, as it is too late for the exam entries to be transferred.

For one reason or another – a hungry dog; a runaway train; a terrorist hijack – Adam failed to appear on time. When he did show, he was then told to go home by the school’s headmaster, the appropriately-named Andrew Tardios.

But now, speaking through the school’s solicitors, Mr Tardios says that a simple apology would have saved the day.

‘I was in shock at the time,’ says Adam, who claims he had no idea an apology was in order.

Now that he does, it’s too late. But why worry? These are just GCSEs and since everyone gets A grades across the board these days, it’s really no big deal.

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