Monday, August 11, 2014

The Hardest Exams in the World


Classical Honour Moderations, the tests which second-year classicists face in Hilary of second year, are widely known as some of the most gruelling examinations in Oxford. Yet this year, for the first time, Mods will take place over ten days, rather than the usual eight. The change in the exam format may spell the end of Mods’ reputation as the hardest set of exams in the world. 

Candidates will sit between 10 and 11 papers in the period spanning Monday of 7th week to Friday of 8th, with a break over the weekend, rather than between Wednesday of 7th and Wednesday of 8th with a Saturday exam, as in previous years. 

Pure foolishness. You can read more here. I don’t know what law exams are like at Oxford, although I do know the saying: If you want to know what American law schools were like in the 1950s, go to Oxford.


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