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“Boy gets prize for catching a bus.” They’re kidding, right? Right?

Schoolboy Bobby McHale has strolled his way to exam success – without even realising it.

In an apparent gift to critics who insist tests are being dumbed down, the 15-year-old was awarded a prize certificate simply for catching a bus. Alas, his brother, 13-year-old Joe, failed.

Bobby did not realise he was being marked for the everyday ‘challenge’ of walking to his local bus stop and clambering on board. That is, not until a certificate from exam board AQA popped through his letter box.

It congratulated Bobby for successfully completing the ‘Using Public Transport (Unit 1)’ assignment.

via Metro.co.uk.

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August 14, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Bureaucrats, Dumb Stuff | | Comments Off on “Boy gets prize for catching a bus.” They’re kidding, right? Right?