Student finds genius solution to teacher banning phones in exam room

Exam season has to be one of the worst things that you will endure during your adolescence. The pressures that come with sitting your finals - whether it's in high school or university - is absolutely frightening. However, there are somethings that can be done to make it easier.

If you're anything like me, you will have found small ways to cheat your exams. I'm a firm believer that they are the most ludicrous way of outlining what you have learnt that year, and for that reason alone, I found ways to make them a smoother transition.

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Whether it was simply bringing in bits of paper with notes on and reading them when I went to the toilet, or cramming in quotes 10 minutes before entering the exam hall and writing them down as soon as I sat in my chair - there were a multitude of tips and tricks to making exam season that little less frightening.

Of course, due to the nature of exams, schools try and do whatever they can to stop kids from cheating. See-through pencil cases, un-labelled water and checking of pupil's hands were all devices used by my school in order to check that we weren't trying to get an upper-hand. And, unsurprisingly, headphones weren't allowed.

While I'm someone who works better with music than without, I completely understand why I was not allowed to listen to tunes in my exams. But, despite plenty of students accepting the "no phones" rule in examinations, one kid found a genius way to get his music into the exam hall.

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Eric Saueracker, a teacher, recently shared a photo of one of his students, who decided to bring a record player into the classroom in order to swerve the no phones rule.

Taking to his Twitter account, Eric shared the photo of the cheeky student, writing: "Students are taking their Physics Midterm exam today. I said no cell phones, not even for music since they could be used to cheat."

"This student brought in a record player and is bumping Kanye in his headphones right now"

Because the student hadn't actually broken any rules - it doesn't specify that record players aren't allowed - he got away with his stunt.

Undoubtedly, the record player could be used to cheat, but it looks like this student is being honest in what he is listening too.

The photo received an overwhelming response on Twitter, with it being on the end of 214 thousand retweets and over 600 thousand likes. On top of this, several people tweeted their support for the student, with plenty of Kanye fan accounts offering him some free merch.

"This guy is a legend," one man wrote.

"Have you ever fallen in love based off of a tweet?" asked another fan.

And how the kid get on with his exam? Well, "[He] did ace the test whilst listening to college dropout," according to the teacher.

Fair play to the kid in question, he certainly knows how to bend a rule without breaking it. No doubt the school will be more specific when it comes to the next exam season.