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Students puzzled by GCSE Biology question.

Students puzzled by GCSE Biology question.

Plymouth students were among the many across the country who were dumbfounded by a strange question in their biology GCSE exam.

Twitter came alive as year 11 students mocked the paper, supplied by awarding body Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA), for what appeared to be a totally random question about Charles Darwin.

Expecting difficult questions on topics such as the menstrual cycles and photosynthesis, students were confronted by the question "Explain why Darwin is drawn as a monkey".

The question about the famous biologist led to outrage among some students who felt it was unfair that they had not been asked about topics they have spent months revising.


One Plymouth student responded: "It's nice to see AQA are ruining this years GCSEs and not just last years #AQABiology"

Another added: "How did you pass GCSE Biology?

"Exam: Why was Charles Darwin drawn as a monkey?


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