My daughter got 117 marks for maths in the Kent Test - the pass mark was 115. I have heard a lot of people both in real life and on here saying how unfair it is that their child failed by one or two marks. Am I supposed to say that it's unfair that my child passed by 2 marks and that she shouldn't take up her grammar school place?
I saw this by chance, and while I am not a bleeding soul, I have to say that this is unusually cruel and with no obvious justification: Has anyone told you that it is unfair that your child passed by two marks? They only say that they think it is unfair (and I believe they mean life in general) that their child did not pass by one or two marks. The latter statement does not imply the former, as they are not mutually exclusive! It could imply (if you decided to over-stretch it) that your child passed more confidently than you think, by 3-4 points (if you are following my train of thought on this...)