(Original post by Gremlins)
I don't understand why apparently bright kids begrudge their less able counterparts receiving help. If you're so clever, do extra work yourself - I thought Tories believed in self-reliance
I'd be surprised if the 'bright' student's begrudged the extra help, but I can understand the frustration of being ignored because you don't need any help with the task set.
Those student's who are bright beyond their year group DO need support...if they need nothing else they need to be given direction as to what else to study. Independent learning is great, but you need to be taught what is applicable as an extension - otherwise it's teaching bad habits for later study.
Fortunately I was taught not only how to choose and structure what I studied, but prepared for the realities of university and the challenges that come with attending university early. I can't imagine the degree of boredom experienced by those who ought to be offered fast track study programs but are held back with their year group!