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Sunday, 11 January 2015

Examination

Written exams were first used at Cambridge University by the professor of chemistry in 1792.

Oxford University stakes the claim to have been the first to use the word to describe any instructor or trainer. In the early eighteenth century students used the word informally to refer to a private tutor who "drove" them like driving a coach along bumpy roads when preparing undergraduates for their examinations.

On July 4, 1985, 13-year-old Ruth Lawrence achieved a first-class degree in Mathematics at Oxford University. The youngest British person ever to get a first, she took just two years to complete the three-year course.

In Bangladesh, youth as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on their finals.

In Korea, airplane traffic is modified to avoid disturbing students taking their college entrance exams.

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