Yarra Valley Grammar student Shannon Dowling assumed she had not studied hard enough when she saw the robot. "I went through a thought process something like this, 'What's that thing? It's definitely a robot. But it's on my history exam, so it's not a robot. But it can't be anything else. LOOK AT THOSE GUNS!' I stared at the image long and hard. It was extremely off-putting because you just don't expect there to be a mistake on your exam, especially one like that."
Yes, Shannon. I'm with, like, let's ask for people who can set the exam to the standard they mark it to, eh? (Obviously after the 'look at those guns!' thought, of course.) But don't worry:
New guidelines governing the use of internet-sourced material in exams will also be issued after an altered version of the artwork Storming the Winter Palace by Nikolai Kochergin appeared in the VCE History: Revolutions exam.
Or "That was embarrassing. Can we not do that again next year? There's bound to be journalists on us if we manage a third year running foul-up"...