Oxford giving extra time in exams to help women

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In the fight for equality, Oxford University is allowing students ‘extra time’ during exams to help more females pass The only thing that rings in the mind is what an insult to women to think they need a leg up to make up for their supposed shortcomings in dealing with time pressure. More cultural Marxism pervading schools. The Telegraph reports

exam times were increased in a bid to improve the low scores of women, it has emerged…Students taking maths and computer science examinations in the summer of 2017 were given an extra 15 minutes to complete their papers, after dons ruled that “female candidates might be more likely to be adversely affected by time pressure”. There was no change to the length or difficulty of the questions...It was the first time such steps had been taken. In previous years, the percentage of male students awarded first class degrees was double that of women and in 2016 the board of examiners suggested that the department make changes to improve women’s grades.”

One wonders why Oxford  bothers with extra time and hand women first class degrees with a simpler test. What is the male to female ratio of students? Is that a factor? If men graduated with first class honors at double the rate of female students and it happened that men outnumbered women 2:1 then the system is surely showing no perceived bias.

What next? Give LGBT students an extra 30 minutes? Deduct 15 minutes for Caucasians? Or if you’re a disabled transgender aboriginal Muslim do you get as long as you like with the answer booklet to make sure of 100%? Sound extreme? 10 years ago if someone said women should get 15 minutes extra time people would think you’re mad. Anything goes. The ability to shut down freedom of speech and freedom of thought are rife through the education system. Full marks to them. Afterall we’ve happily submitted to accepting this nonsense.

It is utter lunacy to think that the only way to address equality is by stopping it dead in its tracks by blatant acts of educational vandalism. For Oxford to woefully submit to such stupidity speaks volumes about its future as a reputable institution that wants to foster free thinking.

One has to question why girls need a leg up when, as an example, the NSW HSC results for 2017 revealed:

76 girls snapped up first place certificates compared with 44 boys.”

Surely the boys have a right to 15 minutes extra to address this imbalance!

One comment

  1. As a percentage of students, its about 30% males and 25% female`es receiving First Class degrees. The numbers are skewed as a result of males in 2 of Oxfords biggest subjects, Chemistry and English where men gained firsts vs women 52%/30% and 42%/29% respectively.

    As with many social science statistics, they are flawed as they consider only 1 factor – gender vs time pressure. Apart from the obvious fact that it is insulting to women, it is yet another example of Universities not preparing people for the real world.

    Scandal broke out in 2004 in the UK, when the then president of the Royal College of Physicians in London, Carol Black, was quoted as saying, “We are feminising medicine. It has been a profession dominated by white males. As a result, female doctors and medicine graduates outnumber men today in the UK.

    So lets consider the role of a Trauma doctor. Many times, a trauma patient may have multiple injuries. The trauma doctor needs to complete a rapid assessment in order to prioritize the most serious injuries first.

    Can I get an extra15 minutes to think about what to do doesn’t really cut it!

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