A-level French examiners were taken aback by students using aggressive and rude remarks in French in their oral examinations this summer. They responded to questions from examiners by saying: “tu es fou ou quoi?” (are you mad or what?), “sur quelle planète tu vis?” (what planet do you live on?), or “tu racontes des bêtises!” (you are speaking nonsense!). Edexcel examiners did not publish the more extreme examples of the insults.