Amy Winehouse’s lyrics used in Cambridge exam

University uses 'Love Is A Losing Game' in finals question

Amy Winehouse‘s lyrics have been used in a Cambridge University exam question.

One of the institution’s final exams asked English students to compare Winehouse‘s lyrics from the ‘Back To Black’ track ‘Love Is A Losing Game’ to works by another writer.

Students had to compare Sir Walter Raleigh‘s ‘As You Came From The Holy Land’ with either ‘Love Is A Losing Game’, Bob Dylan‘s ‘Boots Of Spanish Leather’ or Billie Holiday‘s ‘Fine And Mellow’.

A spokesperson from Cambridge University told BBC News that the question wasn’t usual, but that students were often asked to compare pieces by different writers.

‘Love Is A Losing Game’ won an Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically And Lyrically last week (May 22).