NZQA still stuffed

Despite assurances that there would not be a repeat of the schlorship debacle the NZ Herald has revealed the parlous state of the Scholarship Calculus exam.

In order to pass the exam you only need 18 per cent.

Yes thats right only 18 per cent to pass. Why?

Because it was too fricken hard thats why.

27 students out of the 970 who sat the calculus exam scored zero, while a further 195 students scored between 1 and 5 per cent.

In fact, the three-hour paper was so tough the head of mathematics at one of the country's top academic schools took more than five hours to complete it. Other maths teachers, all with honours degrees, could not even finish it.


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