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    (Original post by Josh Lyman)
    The sixth form I hope to go to will when many other candidates have 9's and I only got an 8.
    The sixth form won't be that selective.
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    (Original post by Mr M)
    The sixth form won't be that selective.
    I hope you're right.
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    (Original post by Josh Lyman)
    I hope you're right.
    I am. They'd only have about 4 students in their Sixth Form if they were that selective!
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    (Original post by Mr M)
    The last change to GCSE grades was in 1994.

    But still what's the point?? Less people are going to get 9s
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    (Original post by Outof_the_blue)
    But still what's the point?? Less people are going to get 9s
    There's no real point. The purpose is to allow the Government say they have restored rigour to the examination system and raised standards.
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    I think it was because universities especially Oxbridge had too many candidates with all a* so this way there is more differentiation


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    (Original post by Foreverton)
    I think it was because universities especially Oxbridge had too many candidates with all a* so this way there is more differentiation


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    Another example of the idiotic Oxbridge-led education policies enforced by successive governments. I don't understand why the government gives a damn what Oxbridge thinks -- they should stop playing around with the system every few years to save Oxbridge admissions tutors the task of having to interview more applicants than they'd like.
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    Another example of the idiotic Oxbridge-led education policies enforced by successive governments. I don't understand why the government gives a damn what Oxbridge thinks -- they should stop playing around with the system every few years to save Oxbridge admissions tutors the task of having to interview more applicants than they'd like.
    Haha, I'd say that it's partially bc most of the higher people in the government went to Oxbridge themselves! Ever seen Yes Minister?
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    (Original post by Treblebee)
    Haha, I'd say that it's partially bc most of the higher people in the government went to Oxbridge themselves! Ever seen Yes Minister?
    No, but I do know that a lot of people in both government and opposition did go to Oxbridge. I don't think the education system should be run for the benefit of just two universities, hence my frustration with the current policy of taking cues from Oxbridge.
 
 
 
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