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threaded
17th August 2005, 12:24
Where is the fiddle? Has he flounced off somewhere?

I now feel an urge to google up where he's hiding.

AtW
17th August 2005, 12:28
Its your fault threaded -- your unexaplainable modesty does not provide him with rich material worthy of Threaded's National Archive (http://majestic12.kicks-ass.org:8888/search.jhh?q=Threaded%27s+National+Archive)

threaded
17th August 2005, 12:32
AtW: That comment prompted a google search that found him. Thanks.

DimPrawn
17th August 2005, 12:42
If you are going to search the Internet, at least have the decency to use this (http://majestic12.kicks-ass.org:8888) rather than that (http://www.google.com)

AtW
17th August 2005, 12:44
If you are going to search the Internet, at least have the decency to use this (http://majestic12.kicks-ass.org:8888) rather than that (http://www.google.com)

I am going to make quick Firefox search plugin to ease searches :)

threaded
17th August 2005, 12:49
Woo hoo, I've found dear old pF as well. :yay:

Churchill
17th August 2005, 13:01
Woo hoo, I've found dear old pF as well. :yay:

Don't let us keep you Threaded, off you go old chap!

handsfree
17th August 2005, 13:09
It seems like we've lost lots of people since CUK swopped boards.

Churchill
17th August 2005, 13:11
It seems like we've lost lots of people since CUK swopped boards.

Swapped - you damned retard! How many 'A' Levels have you got then?

Churchill
17th August 2005, 13:20
Unfortunately the trolls we've since gained don't really make up for it.

That was rather cold blooded...

planetit
17th August 2005, 13:36
We Giant Alien Lizards are reknowned for it...
Renowned- you damned Giant Alien retard! How many 'A' Levels have you got then?

DimPrawn
17th August 2005, 13:43
I've got fore A-levels incase anyones interested.

Miserable old man
17th August 2005, 14:15
Eye's got too A levles, but they's proper, leik in 1972.


Standards had fallen by then, things started to go down hill in August 1954

Lucifer Box
17th August 2005, 14:19
I read yesterday that the 'E' I got for one of my A-levels back in the old days is the equivalent of a 'B' today. Of course, I immediately updated my CV to reflect the new reality. I wonder when my new result certificate will be issued?

Churchill
17th August 2005, 14:25
Comparison are difficult because the course have changed so much (particularly since the New Lie came into power).

Yeah ZG especially the physics papers since the discovery of electricity!!!

WageSlave
17th August 2005, 14:28
And now they come in packets of cornflakes.

...ahem...standards were extremely high in the 90s...honestly...

Darren@UptonAccountants
17th August 2005, 14:35
...ahem...standards were extremely high in the 90s...honestly...

Disagree, they peaked in the mid 80's!! :music:

OwlHoot
17th August 2005, 15:01
Comparison are difficult because the course have changed so much (particularly since the New Lie came into power).

But up to 1982 the results were adjusted statistically.

About 10% were awarded an A grade.

Now it's over 22%.

No one in my A level year achieved 3 As.

In fact the only person I know who got 3 As was my sister in 1975.

The swot.

What's more the exams themselves now count for only a tiny percentage of the total. So a diligent plodder with references to hand could easily, in fact almost certainly would, get an A, and from the results today there's practically no way of distinguishing students who can accurately remember and apply their knowledge in a timely manner.

PRC1964
17th August 2005, 15:02
From the latest Private Eye:

50% - Drop in students taking A levels in French or German in the past decade

500% - Increase in students taking media studies A level in the past decade

84.2% - Pass rate in 1995

97% - Predicted pass rate in 2005

Churchill
17th August 2005, 15:05
From the latest Private Eye:

50% - Drop in students taking A levels in French or German in the past decade

500% - Increase in students taking media studies A level in the past decade

84.2% - Pass rate in 1995

97% - Predicted pass rate in 2005


Ah.... so the students are taking easier subjects... Feck me, that's brilliant!

Darren@UptonAccountants
17th August 2005, 15:47
Ah.... so the students are taking easier subjects... Feck me, that's brilliant!

We get some superb CV's in every year from ex-students with degrees that are EXTREMELY relevant to accounting! Can't see how studying child psychology for 3 years would help calculate someone's tax liability!! :spank:

WageSlave
17th August 2005, 15:52
We get some superb CV's in every year from ex-students with degrees that are EXTREMELY relevant to accounting! Can't see how studying child psychology for 3 years would help calculate someone's tax liability!! :spank:

But are they young, firm thighed, eager, bushy tailed and possessed of a trusting glint in the eye?

Pinto
17th August 2005, 15:56
But are they young, firm thighed, eager, bushy tailed and possessed of a trusting glint in the eye?

This belongs in the squirrel thread :)

xoggoth
17th August 2005, 22:32
Having to wait about 2 mins on Vodaphone GSP (at cost of about £1.50 I think) for a page to appear, I have totally forgotten what this thread is about and what I meant to say. Can someone refresh my memory? I will respond in a week or two.