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  1. ===Posers Homophobic Comment===
  3. [[File:RGSHW Posers Homophobic Comment.jpg|thumb|right|The Posers sheet with the question concerned highlighted]]
  5. In September 2016, the RGS distributed a set of maths questions containing "homophobic and unnecessary" comments which sparked outrage in students and parents alike<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Bucks Free Press Posers Homophobia}}</ref>. The school made headlines on many news sites including the Huffington Post<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Huffington Post Posers Homophobia}}</ref> and many LGBT+ news sites<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Pink News Posers Homophobia}}</ref>. It also prompted the response of several LGBT+ activist groups, many condemning the question, but a few praising RGS' actions to prevent this occurring again.
  7. The questions were produced by a retired teacher who had left the school many years ago, however the questions were distributed by the school's maths department with seemingly no-one proof-reading them. The maths department strongly encourage students of a higher maths ability to complete these questions and the sheets are sometimes set as homework to classes, however they were not compulsory. When the mistake was noticed by students, staff quickly removed all copies from circulation where possible. However the incident quickly blew up on social media, where many outraged students complained.
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