Soundings Soundings

In England now

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7203.201a (Published 17 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:201
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, general practitioner
  1. London

    In his daily school run slot throughout May and June, a radio disc jockey dedicated tune after tune to the million or so unfortunate students taking examinations. This month, the line has changed. “And let's all spare a thought for poor Fred B, chief examiner for the Open University module X, who has 462 papers to get through by next Monday morning. And for Charlie Y, schoolteacher, marking 1500 scripts in GCSE Latin. Here's some Mozart to keep …

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