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    Disapointing effort from the BBC so far:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/6946728.stm

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    A-Level Day. So called, because everyone gets an "A"... in every subject. Next stop: Uni to do Basket Weaving & Meeja Studies. Double-First virtually in the bag for all.

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    Agreed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VectraMan View Post
    Disapointing effort from the BBC so far:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/6946728.stm
    Yup. Last year's shots were much better.
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    From that linky:

    Some universities have said that exam grades are no longer sufficient for them to use to select undergraduates.
    Sounds both right & worrying.

    Exam officials are stressing the hard work and determination that students have put in to earn their results this year.
    Crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard-af View Post
    A-Level Day. So called, because everyone gets an "A"... in every subject. Next stop: Uni to do Basket Weaving & Meeja Studies. Double-First virtually in the bag for all.
    I really do lament of NL and their "problem solving". Every young adult is not suited to higher education, yet NL insist on pushing them to remain in school/college/uni as long as possible.

    It's a shame because folk who work hard get put down by comments like the above.

    My brother has worked his arse off trying to pass Maths, Further Maths, Physics & Chemistry basically on his own as the scholl he went to was so crap. We'll find out today whether Cambridge is going to happen or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by richard-af View Post
    Exam officials are stressing the hard work and determination that students have put in to earn their results this year.
    Crap.
    **** off, could you get 80% on an a-level maths paper today? Probably not without a fair bit of hard work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moscow Mule View Post
    **** off, could you get 80% on an a-level maths paper today? Probably not without a fair bit of hard work.
    Ah! But 80%, according to most A-Level maths pupils, is 0.8/10, so yes, I could achieve that.

    Your kids getting their results, today, are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moscow Mule View Post
    **** off, could you get 80% on an a-level maths paper today? Probably not without a fair bit of hard work.
    Quite so. I have been tutoring someone in A-level maths, someone very good, I'm happy to say. Not only does it still require real intelligence and real work; there is stuff in there that I didn't do until university (or in some embarrassing cases, skipped at university).
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    Brother gets results today (Maths, Further Maths, Physics & Chemistry). If he doesn't get into Cambridge then he's going to have to go to Durham. Poor little sod.
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