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'Homophobic maths test' sparks outrage among pupils

A school in High Wycombe has apologised for handing out a question in a maths test which stated God intended all people to be straight.

Question 7 sparked outrage among pupils Credit: Imgur

The paper sparked outrage among pupils at The Royal Grammar School in Buckinghamshire.

The question asked:

If in a town, 70 per cent of the men are married to 90 per cent of the women (and each marriage is between one man and one woman, as God intended when he made humans male and female), what percentage of the adult population are married?

– Maths question

Dozens of pupils complained about the question seen by many as homophobic. The school says the question came from a retired teacher and staff were not aware of it before pupils sat the test.

Speaking to the Huffington Post, Headteacher Philip Wayne said:

The first few boys - there were about 30 or 40 boys who came to pick up the tests - they noticed the question concerned and they reported it to staff in the maths department, so it was very quickly withdrawn by the department.

The volunteer concerned will not be returning to the school.

All staff are expected to abide by personal and professional standards of conduct, whether they are on the payroll or not.

– Philip Wayne, Headteacher