Expressing an opinion that you do not agree with does not give you the right to insult me. The topic of the thread was 'QTS skills tests...why so hard', and I was offering another view- namely, that they are not 'hard', plenty of people pass them without a problem, just others can't isn't a reflection on the tests' difficulty at all. I'm sure you've passed something in your life that you found easy, and others struggled with- perhaps a driving test. Just because some people fail repeatedly does not make the test 'hard', it is just that they need more practice before they reach the desired level. You defend yourself rather strongly for someone who has not been attacked. I never said, implied or hinted at the fact that passing first time made me a better person or teacher. I never said you are a bad teacher. I don't understand how you can read all that into my post then conclude your own with a rather ironic statement. These forums are about sharing opinions, and you'd do well to remember that not everyone will agree with you all the time.