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Edexcel, formally known as the National Board of Failure, or That Shitty Exam Board is a International British examination board. Edexcel is regarded as one of the highest-quality examination boards in the world, with the press citing it's consistently high failure rate. It is believed to be a proxy company set up by Ed Miliband to take revenge on David Cameron for winning the general election (notice the 'Ed' in 'Edexcel').
The history of Edexcel is very complicated. A lot of it is shown on the Bayeux Tapestry, written by William the Conquer. The early beginnings date back to 1066 when, while dying, Harold II, king of England, requested his scribe create a National Board of Failure to keep the people of Britain stupid. His scribe did so, and for about 800 years, the National Board of Failure did fuck all. In 1875 however, the National Board of Failure began to work. Edwin Chadwick, some guy who liked to complain about public health, devised a way to make the National Board of Failure work. He was president of the company until his death in 1894. Queen Victoria took over the company from 1900 on wards until her death. In 1963, the National Board of Failure was renamed Edexcel. As of 2014, Edexcel has secured the failure of over 2 million students.
edit Common Misconceptions
It is often thought that Edexcel is the examination regulator. It isn't, although it might as well be considering how it seems to take over everything.
Pictured left is two images of a common Edexcel GCSE Maths question. Note how Edexcel tries to make the questions as hard as possible for the candidates taking the exam. This question was taken from a Foundation paper.