This is awful. Where’s the incentive to do well in your exams when dismemberment is the only reward?
It’s no wonder that this female student looks so despondent: she has studied hard and knows the answers to all the questions in front of her. She is also now aware that her inevitable bifurcation lies ahead.
Look, I fully recognise that the number of students achieving the top grades is getting disproportionately high, potentially devaluing the qualification, but to lower those numbers through traumatic and/or surgical hemisection seems at best, a little harsh, and at worst, wholly barbaric.
Either way, these reforms are completely over the top and need revisiting.
Why not just make the exam papers more difficult or something?