What does Physics teach you about the construction of the dermis?

Apparently, according to the AQA examination board, you should learn about the dead outer layers of skin protecting the living layers underneath, in order to answer the question on a GCSE Physics examination paper.

There’s a story on The Register about this here – be sure to read the comments, there’s an especially good one suggesting answers to the mentioned questions.

Wellington Grey’s Open Letter

And we wonder why we’re having to do so much remedial teaching to our first year entrants.