Video: Simon's cat

Simon's Cat is one of the most watched videos on YouTube with hundreds of millions of hits.

Creator Simon Tofield spoke to BBC Breakfast about the inspiration behind his quirky cartoon cat.

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BBC Video

news.bbc.co.uk . . .

Take the Test!

Half a century ago in the UK, children's futures were often sealed at the age of 11 when they took the '11-plus' exam. Success in this led to an academic education at grammar school and, perhaps, university. Failure - which was the result for the great majority - led to what was often an inferior education at secondary modern school, from which students usually went straight into work.

Here is a general ability test from 1966, modified only so that it can be taken using a computer. It was designed - for 'vocational guidance' - for 14- and 15-year-olds in secondary modern schools or children aged 13 years and older in grammar schools. It is quite similar to some of the tests found in 11-plus exams.

Give it a try and see if you have what it takes to get into a grammar school!

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Take the Test! (Channel 4)

channel4.com . . .


The Popular Press

'Personally I prefer a serious newspaper. There's so much more to get your teeth into.' (Copyright: Scanpix)'Personally I prefer a serious newspaper. There's so much more to get your teeth into.' (Copyright: Scanpix)

 

Links

Links for the activity on page 321:

The Sun

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/

The Mirror

http://www.mirror.co.uk/

The Daily Star

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/

The Daily Mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/

The Daily Express

http://www.express.co.uk/

News of the World (weekly)

http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/

The People (weekly)

http://www.people.co.uk/