As my regular reader knows Tommy Sheridan is currently in the Celebrity Big Brother house. He is also a law student. The examination diet is next week. Tommy is unlikely to be available for the examinations. Now ordinarily a failure to take an examination has adverse consequences – unless you have special circumstances (dead granny, bubonic plague, chickenpox or the like). For entry to the professional qualification – the Diploma in Legal Practice – only first attempts (in the first diet or where justifiable special circumstances mean the exam is sat at another time) count. Failure in one exam (or failure to attend) will scupper your professional chances.
Tommy wants to be a lawyer, but rather than sit his exams he’s decided to go on Big Brother. So how should this be dealt with?
livetletlive86 has a suggestion
"-have him sit his exams in the diary room, with the members of staff involved invigilating by diary room cam. …
- inform him on live television, and over the BB house loudspeaker, that he has missed his exams and consequently has failed his degree.
- ask him each exam question (problem, discursive or otherwise) over the BB house loudspeaker and have him shout out the answers."
So which option do you prefer?