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Teens Are Livid That Plato Wasn't On Their Philosophy A-Level Exam

"EVERYONE LOVES PLATO BC ITS EASY."

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This morning was the philosophy of religion A-level exam, and lots of teens on Twitter are not happy about how it went.

where the fuck was Plato #ocrphilosophy

See, many students expected Plato to be on the exam because he hadn't been on an exam for several years running, and they crammed accordingly.

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"THEORETICALLY HE SHOULDVE BEEN ON IT THIS YEAR," Amy, 18, told BuzzFeed News.

"EVERYONE LOVES PLATO BC ITS EASY," Amy added.

Every A Level RE teacher in the country if Plato doesn't come up #ocrphilosophy

The night before the exam, students had been tweeting their collective hope that Plato would make an appearance as expected.

Glad to see that everyone is mutually fucked if Plato doesn't come up tomorrow #ocrphilosophy

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And to just get generally pumped up for some philosophising.

if we fail this exam, its bc the physical world is always changing & we cannot attain true knowledge through empirical senses #ocrphilosophy

But when the time came to turn the exam over and begin, Plato was nowhere to be found.

#OCRphilosophy Turning the paper over and Plato isn't there:

"We were all hoping for a nice wonderful morning writing about Plato's forms and how lovely Plato's theory is and stuff," Amy said.

looking for Plato on today's paper like #ocrphilosophy

"But did Plato show up???? Nope he absolutely did not."

When you open up ur philosophy paper but Plato ain't even on it #ocrphilosophy

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The young philosophers searched for him in vain.

#ocrphilosophy Searching for Plato in that exam @KurtzCortazar

"When u first turn the paper over and skim over the questions looking for Plato's name but then u dont see it it feels like being stabbed in the heart," Amy said.

Searching for Plato in the #OCRphilosophy exam like

Where was he? Was he in his cave?

looks like Plato stayed in his cave lol #ocrphilosophy

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Why did you not turn up, Plato??

When you read all the questions and see there's none on Plato #ocrphilosophy

Thankfully, though, some things DID go right on the exam.

When you see Irenaeus and Anselm on the paper #ocrphilosophy

Saint Anselm – Benedictine monk and Archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109 – is a favourite among the teens.

i love you anselm #ocrphilosophy

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He was the one ray of light in an otherwise dark and terrifying exam.

#ocrphilosophy anselm you're a G and nothing greater can be conceived than yeeee

Seeing Anselm on the paper was like seeing an old friend.

Seeing Anselm Bishop of Banterbury come up as the first question #ocrphilosophy

He was, and will forever remain, the Archbishop of Banterbury.

Kant, on the other hand...

if kant comes up on the ethics exam #OCRphilosophy

...is not as popular.

That philosophy exam was an absolute Kant #ocrphilosophy

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Even worse, there was a question about something called irreducible complexity.

Explain why the existence of Irreducible Complexity in some molecules implies an intelligent designer #ocrphilosophy

Which could mean anything tbh.

Swear irreducible complexity is a Harry Potter spell? #ocrphilosophy

A few hours after the exam, the A-level students started getting a bit...philosophical.

a good god would not give a question on irreducible complexity #ocrphilosophy

But at least they're good at putting things in perspective.

I've decided that that philosophy paper just didn't happen bc we can't trust a posteriori knowledge right? #ocrphilosophy