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UK citizenship test is inconsistent and riddled with errors.

Brooks, Thom (2013) 'UK citizenship test is inconsistent and riddled with errors.', The conversation. .


When I took the UK citizenship test in 2009, I got the number of MPs in the House of Commons wrong, not because I didn’t know the answer, but because the Home Office didn’t. Preparing for the test was subject of increasing curiosity mixed with incredulity as yet another “correct” answer provided in the handbook was found to be false. Passing the test was more about remembering what the Home Office wanted to hear than what was, in fact, true. By this time, there had been a growing crisis surrounding the test’s use since 2007.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Citizenship, Immigration, Citizenship test, Life in the UK, Life in the United Kingdom.
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Date deposited:06 August 2013
Date of first online publication:June 2013
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