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Benedict Cumberbatch made an appearance in yesterday's English Language A Level exam

The Sherlock actor left students wishing they had their very own mind palaces

Published: Thursday, 16th June 2016 at 10:50 am

Picture this: you're in an English Language A Level exam scribbling line after line about some poet or other. You take a deep breath, turn the page and guess whose face is staring back at you?




The British actor was the subject of a question in yesterday's AQA exam and – it's fair to say – students were delighted to see him...

The question featured Benedict Cumberbatch's biography and asked students to compare it with a much older text. An AQA spokesperson confirmed to "We always try to make our exams engaging and relevant for students by including questions like this. It sounds like Benedict was really well-received, which is great to see."

He certainly was, although some pupils appear to now know more about Mr Cumberbatch than English Language:

HIs star sign is Cancer, in case you were wondering...

And of course there were those who struggled with the challenge of spelling out C-U-M-B-E-R-B-A-T-C-H over and over.


Fingers crossed Benedict Cumberbatch can add 'helping English students achieve A* grades' to his growing list of achievements.


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