(Original post by lapis.chloerose)
I wish I could have negged you more than once...
You would have the education of the best and brightest disrupted simply so they can experience a bottom set? You would give a less gifted student an inferiority complex by forcing them to reach beyond their faculties?
Being in a bottom set is not horrible if you belong there, that is if relative to your peers that is where you rank.
Forcibly leveling the playing field does not facilitate achievement it only fosters resentment and apathy, frustrating all those concerned including the teachers.
Huh ? I totally agree with being set !!! No being in bottom set would not be horrible if you belong there as that would be better for you, which is why you should be set !? however if you're in bottom set and you think you cna do better (like the arrogant child of myself), you're given the impetus to work hard so you can get out !?
Mixed ability classes and comprehensive (where I've had the misfortune of being educated) were ill thought out, I'm so jealous of everyone at grammer school: the atmosphere, enthousiasm and extracurric they've been able to enjoy etc !?
When complaining about how I was a dumb/lazy kid, I was trying to highlight that being put in a low set at a young age doesn't condemn you to taking foundation GCSE oaoers as long as you are routinely set.
Last edited by Moiraclaire; 22-01-2012 at 18:35.
I don't really get resits. In Scotland you get a single chance with your Highers or Advanced Highers. True, there are sometimes course work elements but the bulk of the marks come from one exam, which you get one chance at, only. You can appeal a result based on prelim grades but that's not the same as getting to resit a paper.
If you're seriously ill or a family member dies on the day of the exam then you're given another chance (I think) but if you're simply having an "off day", then it's tough luck.
Last edited by Julii92; 22-01-2012 at 21:36.