I managed to achieve the top score ever, at my school, for my GCE English examination essay.
You would imagine that congratulations might be in order.
I was hauled up before the Headmaster, and accused of 'cheating'.
End of any interest in academic achievement.
I didn't realize it then, but I was from 'the wrong side of the tracks'.
You just couldn't have poor kids out-writing the rich ones.
Now, of course, it would be the other way around