Medical students entering their sixth and final year have learned they will all have to resit one of their exams after the Proctors Office was alerted to allegations that some students had cheated. All marks from the examination have been wiped, as the integrity of the examination was called into question
Elena Rotzokou makes the case against exams as a mode of assessment, pointing towards their arbitrariness as well as the negative impacts of their all-or-nothing nature. Rotzokou claims that the unhealthy logic of exams cannot be disentangled from capitalist and neoliberal thinking.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane opens with an epigraph from Maurice Sendak, “I remember my own childhood vividly… I knew terrible things. But I knew I mustn’t let adults know I knew. It would scare them.”