English language students asked ‘What is a selfie?’ in GCSE exam
Posted on Monday, June 11th, 2018
GCSE pupils were asked “what is a selfie” on the first question of their English language exam
Puzzled pupils said they had to “pinch themselves” and “thought they were dreaming” when they started the exam.
One pupil tweeted: “I can’t believe I just did a whole exam about selfies.”
Other pupils said the question made them “cringe” and accused the exam board of trying to be “hip and modern”.
Another tweeted: “The fact the English GCSE consisted of information on ‘selfies’ gives me no hope for the human race.”
The question appeared on the WJEC (Welsh Joint Education Committee) English Language GCSE paper.
When asked about the bizarre question by Sun Online, a spokesman for the exam board refused to comment.
They said: “Thank you for your enquiry. WJEC Eduqas does not comment on individual questions within our question papers and therefore cannot provide further information.”