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Ofqual Ofsted Offside

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I dreamt last night that Shakespeare’s Ghost
Went for an English teaching post
The English paper for that year
Had several questions on King Lear
But Shakespeare answered less than three
Too bad he failed GCSE!

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 I said to Bill, “Give up thy quill
Pledge football as thy art and will
Play on MacDuff and from the bench
Iago Edgar plot defence
Give Hamlet freedom to express
With Brutus lethal, Cassius…

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Vanquish the ghost of Michael Gove
And OFQUAL sorts who seek to scold
Creative thoughts and stifle joy
For what is honour but a ploy
An opiate to fool and tame
But hark we won’t be fooled again

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 …Leave all behind sheathe sword in boots
Cry God for ‘Arry Kane and SHOOT!”
The Bard a dagger poised to plunge
‘Megged Bacon swift dodged Marlowe’s lunge
A floated goal between the posts…
Aye, poetry in motion Shakespeare’s Ghost.

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Notes

Poetry to be made optional on GCSE English Literature.
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/aug/05/making-poetry-optional-in-gcse-english-literature-is-out-of-tune-with-the-times

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/ofqual-ofsted-offside/