Citizenship test!

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I’ve just done the British Citizenship test practice questions. Something people who are coming to live here have to take.

My family is British and the family history is British. So I should have got 100%…24 out of 24? NO ! I got 16 out of 24…or 62%…a FAIL.

Well if I can’t score a pass why should someone coming here from abroad be able to score better? In fact native Britons who did it are posting their results, and most FAILED!

So why? A lot of the questions are based on dates. The date of when the battle of Agincourt happened for instance, or where places are, for instance Maiden Castle. Some I knew, others, no idea.

I had an education at a comprehensive school. Unlike Gammar schools or places like Eton, we didn’t learn dates by rote. My education was not cramming facts in my head. We had to think.

Anyway, if there is anywhere in the world that would like me, perhaps you could let me know? I feel really sorry for people taking the test. It is biased towards native British who have had a grammar school, or posh university, education!

2 thoughts on “Citizenship test!

  1. I wonder if in Britain there are classes for citizenship as there are here. People are taught a bunch of stuff in those classes that a lot of Americans don’t know, irrelevant stuff like “When was the battle of Agincourt?” But what would you teach for a citizenship test?

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    1. Yes I guess so! What would I ask? I don’t know. I have to say probably a bit of geography. Because it’s useful to find your way around. A few rules about how to do things. Explaining we are mad queuers… Some of the stupid traditions like fox hunting and grouse shooting? But I really don’t know. Less esoteric information, less snobbish things.

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