I love this child too much for words.


23 thoughts on “Genius fails exam.

  1. Jane 8 years ago

    I’m not sure whether showing that to my GCSE-bound daughter is a good idea or not!

    The child who did that bear will go far.

  2. sharon creech 8 years ago

    Me too, me too, love this child more than words can say.

  3. Maria 8 years ago

    I feel like I should use this if I get stuck on my A-Level exams this week.

    1. Meg 8 years ago

      Maria, I want to say, YES! DO! But that would be wrong.

  4. Julie Wilkie 8 years ago

    Brilliant. This is on a parr with the 7 year old girl I saw at sports day today who stopped running in order to retrieve her pretty headband……she’ll go far, I thought to myself.

  5. Liz 8 years ago

    This is epically funny. And brilliant. And creative. Made my week.

  6. Mieke Z. Mackay 8 years ago

    This made my day. Plus, it reminds me of something my son would do. Can’t wait to receive that phone call from school.

  7. Caroline 8 years ago

    Great! says a soon-to-be ex-teacher. That’s the spirit.
    By the way: “How I Live Now” was the highlight of this year’s class reading list (German pupils, 15-16 yrs. old, learning English). We all enjoyed it so much. Thank you for writing it.

    1. Meg 8 years ago

      Thank you, Caroline. Really nice to hear…. xxx

  8. andrea seigel 8 years ago

    i hope i would have this kind of kid.

    1. Meg 8 years ago

      you would.

  9. jackie 8 years ago

    My daughter is in the middle of her last two years at school. She hardly goes in now as her history teacher, rs and art teacher ‘have nothing to teach her’ at the moment. They have just done exams and are waiting to learn the next ‘module’ before continuing.
    Her English teacher still calls them in to school. She is teaching ‘around’ the set texts to give them a wider understanding.
    Sadly too much ‘jumping through the exam hoops goes on in school and I fear that this child may find that there is a whole herd , farm, jungle, wildwood of ‘boars’ in the way of its education. Only luck of good teachers and an enquiring mind will get children through these days.

  10. jackie 8 years ago

    oops. Bear, not boar. Ah well…. that’s me talking nonsense for the day.

  11. Amanda 8 years ago

    …pesky bears! I wonder if it’s so big because it just ate some bureaucrat?…

  12. Jess 8 years ago

    I’m not sure this will help in my English exam on Friday (Lord of The Flies vs Signed Meg Rosoff book… head vs heart indeed.) but I will certainly try this in my Chemistry exam. It will definitely help, I can just FEEL the A*.

    1. Meg 8 years ago

      So can I, Jess. So can I.

  13. Lydia 8 years ago

    Absolutely creative!

  14. Sarah 8 years ago

    Love it! I wish I had exams like this to mark. Instead I’ve got (mostly) sensible answers on Poetry and Romeo and Juliet. Although I did love the student who wrote “I give this poem two thumbs up!” as their response.

  15. Emma Beasley 8 years ago

    WOW! I wish I could of thought in my science exam yesterday!!
    (obiously not in my english ones because I would like to write books when I’m older!) 🙂

  16. Shannon 8 years ago

    I hope that our students don’t add a response like this when they complete their text response exam to “How I live now” at the end of the school year! :))

    1. Meg 8 years ago

      Oh, you’d have to at least give them a few bonus points…..!

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