LOL. Nah - employing a bit of imagination to keep the lads busy doing worthwhile stuff instead of mindless tedium. Not always possible, but always worthwhile trying. I dunno, as I wasn't there, but just wondering.
I've just completed my BARB today with a score of 78, my Lit & Num tests came through at Level 2. All good.
'Cept CSE (CSO was) wasn't on my jobs list, I only obtained an E at GCSE maths. That was 7 years ago.
Since then I've gone on to complete a BTEC National Diploma in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Key Skills Level 2 in Application of number and a HNC in Computer Studies.. with a bunch of other qualifications chucked in too.
The Sgt recruiting said he'll have to see about Shading the GCSE grade to a C... That shouldn't be a problem with the other grades I've got, right? I'm in the Telecoms business atm so something like CSE would really interest me. Fingers crossed.