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It’s 2050: exam questions about the 2020 pandemic

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FartingNora Mon 21-Sep-20 19:16:03

What exam questions do you think will be set for teenagers in 2050 about the 2020 world wide pandemic?
Here’s mine for fun:
Politics: The actions of the Conservative government in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic irrevocably changed the British constitution. Discuss.

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MutteringDarkly Mon 21-Sep-20 22:34:42

Maths: To the nearest 100, give the number of U-turns in guidance issued between March and September 2020.

Psychology: using any of the cabinet members or their non-elected advisors as case studies, give a detailed explanation of "delusion" "narcissism" and "pathological liar"

chomalungma Mon 21-Sep-20 22:54:34

Maths: Discuss the difference between capacity and volume when it comes to discussing testing?

What was the Barnard Castle effect?

Compare and contrast the language used by Trump and Johnson when it came to talking about Covid.

tectonicplates Mon 21-Sep-20 22:59:22

"In the end, few people obeyed the laws because both the local and national lockdown laws changed so frequently that nobody could keep up with the latest rules". Discuss.

MindYourLanguage Mon 21-Sep-20 23:03:52

Psychology: Using your knowledge of Social Psychology, describe the steps you would have taken to persuade the general public to abide by the 2020 Coronavirus restrictions. Support your actions with reference to psychological theories of behaviour change.

Gancanny Mon 21-Sep-20 23:30:30

Geography: Boris Johnson is so incompetent that he wouldn't be able to find his own arse with both hands and a map. Draw said map.

Maths: if a car leaves London travelling at 60mph and drives to Durham which is 260 miles away, how long will the journey take? If the driver then makes a trip to Barnard Castle, how many lies will it take to justify this? Round your answer down to the nearest hundred. Extra points will be awarded if you can convince the examiner why your answer is right and everyone else's is wrong.

History: Matt Hancock was described as "Peter Pan-demic" and "your sister's first boyfriend who had a car". Referencing source materials from the time, describe the reasons why someone so ill-suited to the role was ever able to become Health Secretary.

History: choose two items from this list of significant events in 2020. Compare and contrast the impact they had upon society;
- Australian wildfires
- coronavirus pandemic
- US Election
- Brexit
- Megxit
- discovery of aliens
- killer wasps
- zombie uprising

IthinkIsawahairbrushbackthere Mon 21-Sep-20 23:33:47

Explain the link between the Wet Markets of the Hubei province with the lack of toilet paper in the western world in 2020

PastMyBestBeforeDate Mon 21-Sep-20 23:37:22

Explain how the pandemic led to a rejection of populism in the UK and US.

MrsAvocet Tue 22-Sep-20 00:24:27

Politics: Discuss the origins of the 2021 overthrow over the British Government. Compare and contrast the pre and post Revolution policies on any 2 of the following : Healthcare, Education, Transport , Social Housing and Pensions.

everythingbackbutyou Tue 22-Sep-20 03:19:17

These are AWESOME!

Oblomov20 Tue 22-Sep-20 03:34:49

These are really funny. MN is so funny sometimes. gringringrin

MrsAvocet Tue 22-Sep-20 04:21:01

Food Science.
Create an authentic Lockdown family meal for 4 using the following ingredients: Chick peas, tinned tomatoes, tinned tuna and a Fray Bentos pie (any variety). For dessert, any cake. Must not include eggs or flour.

Physical Education
Outline the impact of Government policy and the PM's addresses on the physical fitness and weight of the population in the early 2020s. Plan and demonstrate a half hour socially distanced sporting activity for 6 people, or if you prefer, make it 30. May include hunting and shooting. Must not take place in a private garden.

"The advent of facemask wearing in 2020 was the most important development in textile use of the century". Discuss.
Recreate a facemask of the 2020s using only authentic materials. You may select from the following themes: Genuine Cath Kidston, Hurrah for Brexit, Insta Influencer or Chopped up Old T shirt. Explain the social impact of facemask choice and outline the fate of the wearers of your chosen theme after The Revolution.

Religion, Philosophy and Ethics.
Schrodinger's virus - killing your granny at home but nothing to fear in Wetherspoons. (Well, not til 10pm anyway.) Explain.

Build and patent a ventilator capable of treating a critically ill adult using two old syringes, balloons left over from a child's party, a packet of chewing gum and a hairdryer. Time allowed: 45 minutes.
Explain how your design is superior to widely available 21st century models manufactured by Bloody Foreigners.

MrsAvocet Tue 22-Sep-20 04:28:58

Business Studies
The Peter Principle states that an employee will be promoted to the level of their incompetence. Discuss with reference to the Cabinet of 2020.

mosscarpet Tue 22-Sep-20 06:59:34

science - describe the unique properties of the cornavirus repsonisble for COVID 19 that meant it was a risk to those sitting on a bench in a park, but not a risk if someone was using the bench as part of their exercise regime.

chomalungma Tue 22-Sep-20 07:12:14

Maths: Assume an R rate of 3. How long would it take for 1 person to spread the virus to the entire country? You may assume a doubling time of 5 days.

meditrina Tue 22-Sep-20 07:26:33

Discuss the difference in effectiveness of measures between countries, paying particular attention to geography, previous infectious disease outbreaks, governmental authoritarianism, and the timelines of the emerging evidence base.


Discuss the extent to which the COVID19 pandemic highlighted global inequality, and why opportunities to reverse climate change were lost.


This year exams are cancelled because of the SARS-COV3 pandemic

Aroundtheworldin80moves Tue 22-Sep-20 07:27:06

Creative writing
Imagine you are a child in April 2020. Write a diary of your typical week. What sort of activities did you do? What were your parents doing? How did you communicate with friends?

Life skills
Imagine you a family of 6. Create your 80 item shopping list to last a week. Remember you can't buy more than 3 of any item and multipacks are not available.

Pelleas Tue 22-Sep-20 07:34:37

Geography: Mr David Llewellyn of Stowmarket, Suffolk has been offered a Drive Thru Coronavirus test in Blackburn, Lancashire. Devise the fastest route for him to travel the necessary 500 mile round trip, without making any stops that would breach his requirement to self-isolate.

MrsStarwars Tue 22-Sep-20 07:45:13

Chemistry practical: Design and test a DIY Covid test kit.

chomalungma Tue 22-Sep-20 07:46:40

Politics: In what way was Parliamentary oversight lost in the Covid pandemic? You should reference the relevant Act of Parliament.

Sociology: People were encouraged to report their neighbours for rule breaking. Discuss the impact of this on society. You have 500 words.

TheDrsDocMartens Tue 22-Sep-20 07:47:43

Languages- Translate this speech from Prime Minister Johnson from Flobadob to English.
Note-An accurate translation may not make sense in this case.

Aroundtheworldin80moves Tue 22-Sep-20 07:55:49

Compare Catch22, Scrodeingers Cat, and Conservative policy in 2020

SalemSaberhagenSpellman Tue 22-Sep-20 08:00:44


Languages- Translate this speech from Prime Minister Johnson from Flobadob to English.
Note-An accurate translation may not make sense in this case.

Flobadob gringringrin

TheoriginalLEM Tue 22-Sep-20 08:03:42

This nerds to be in classics

TheoriginalLEM Tue 22-Sep-20 08:05:33

Biology: describe how people could assess their own eyesight when the opticians were closed.

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