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students argued that questions in the English paper as part of the school-leaving Abitur exam in Baden-Württemberg used outdated vocabulary and excessively literary language.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.
— rené. (@xNaryk) May 1, 2018
Another question asked students to write about the Statute of Liberty.
The students have started a petition on Change.org 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.
— MojoBeast (@MojoBeastLP) May 4, 2018
Baden-Württemberg have defended the exam paper, however, arguing it was “appropriate” for teenagers.