Angry German students protest ‘unfair’ English exam
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Thousands of German school students have voiced their frustration online with a recent English exam, arguing that the questions were “unfair”.

According to the BBC, students argued that questions in the English paper as part of the school-leaving Abitur exam in Baden-Württemberg used outdated vocabulary and excessively literary language.

One of the questions required students to consider the implications of Brexit through cartoons, which required current affairs knowledge.

Another question asked students to write about the Statute of Liberty.

The students have started a petition on which has gathered more than 35,000 signatures, declaring that the test was unfair. The exams are crucial in determining German students’ admission to local universities.

Baden-Württemberg have defended the exam paper, however, arguing it was “appropriate” for teenagers.

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