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    Eep, seems I'm really late to this thread
    anyway, Edexcel Maths, Further Maths, Chem, Bio, Physics, Literature and CIE French
    Do any of you have mocks soon? Hows the revision going?
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    (Original post by Navo D.)
    Eep, seems I'm really late to this thread
    anyway, Edexcel Maths, Further Maths, Chem, Bio, Physics, Literature and CIE French
    Do any of you have mocks soon? Hows the revision going?
    Yup, but I am still in procrastination land, ignoring everything I have to do.

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    I'll add you laters


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    Still haven't added me...

    Why are there no other IBers omg

    I've got a part in a presentation for year 11s, basically talking about
    'Why IB is better preparation for life/uni', why they do better at uni etc...

    #propaganda
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    Still haven't added me...

    Why are there no other IBers omg

    I've got a part in a presentation for year 11s, basically talking about
    'Why IB is better preparation for life/uni', why they do better at uni etc...

    #propaganda
    IB should just replace A Levels if I'm honest.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    IB should just replace A Levels if I'm honest.
    Hmm some people are genuinely better off doing A levels though. But not many I don't think.
    I think society would be a lot better, well, there would certainly be more disciplined people walking about.
    Here's a question for all of you - what would you do to education in Britain if you had complete power over it? Add/change etc.
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    Hmm some people are genuinely better off doing A levels though. But not many I don't think.
    I think society would be a lot better, well, there would certainly be more disciplined people walking about.
    Here's a question for all of you - what would you do to education in Britain if you had complete power over it? Add/change etc.
    Bring in IB.

    Foreign Languages from primary school.

    Remove GCSEs. New qualifications.

    Special schools for the smartest and least smart for those who want urn
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Bring in IB.

    Foreign Languages from primary school.

    Remove GCSEs. New qualifications.

    Special schools for the smartest and least smart for those who want urn
    Yup - foreign languages are great! I don't think it's a coincidence that people who know more languages tend to be cleverer people
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    Yup - foreign languages are great! I don't think it's a coincidence that people who know more languages tend to be cleverer people
    It's true. Even if it's something like Welsh, it's a second language.

    I say:
    Primary = English + 2 Languages
    Secondary (GCSEs, prior to that, still 2) = English + 1 Language

    Then hopefully plenty will choose it for the Level 3 Qualification.
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    I don't think it's a coincidence that people who know more languages tend to be cleverer people
    You're right.

    One need only a few seconds at Google to realise all the awesome benefits of learning another language.

    I agree that regardless of whether or not people realise it, it should be compulsory from an earlier age and voluntary post-16 (they still have to sit GCSEs or equivalent in them). I'm glad my school encourages languages - two or three Sixth Form sets for each German, French and Spanish this year, and a few Ancient Greekists and Latinists to boot.
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    GCSE prize-night on Monday, woo! We found out what all we're getting today too...
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    (Original post by aasvogel)
    GCSE prize-night on Monday, woo! We found out what all we're getting today too...
    No, just, just no.

    (ignore me, I didn't get anything so I want everyone to suffer what are you getting?)

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    My body clock is on strike


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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Bring in IB.

    Foreign Languages from primary school.

    Remove GCSEs. New qualifications.

    Special schools for the smartest and least smart for those who want urn
    If I were ever to become Education Minister, that would be my plan with languages :lol: :awesome:

    Segregating those who wish to learn and those who don't is a dangerous area though...it may seem reasonable at first, but what of those who decide they wish to learn later in their school life (I was fairly not-give-a-**** until Year 10)? You'd need a mechanism by which the transition between classes of school was seamless, which is impractical at best.
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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    If I were ever to become Education Minister, that would be my plan with languages :lol: :awesome:

    Segregating those who wish to learn and those who don't is a dangerous area though...it may seem reasonable at first, but what of those who decide they wish to learn later in their school life (I was fairly not-give-a-**** until Year 10)? You'd need a mechanism by which the transition between classes of school was seamless, which is impractical at best.
    :five: I might become one just to implement languages!

    I still don't try, I'm so lazy but it'd be based on tests, you do well, you go. Less attitude, more aptitude, bit unfair but hey ho, I'm talking top 5% kind of thing, so the others aren't at much of a disadvantage.
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    Does anyone know good websites for ocr AS maths????:erm::erm::erm:

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    Does anyone know good websites for ocr AS maths????:erm::erm::erm:

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    http://www.examsolutions.net/
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Bring in IB.

    Foreign Languages from primary school.

    Remove GCSEs. New qualifications.

    Special schools for the smartest and least smart for those who want urn
    Speaking as a grammar school student, I really disagree with that last point. People underestimate how important it is to be exposed to a wide cross-section of society, and - more to the point - to learn how to achieve in an environment where you're working with a variety of different people, which everyone has to do eventually. If, on a daily basis, you're only seeing people of a similar intelligence to you, you're going to grow up with a skewed view of the world, as a lot of people in my school have.
    Plus, how do you measure "smartness"? Because IQ, while it measures academic intelligence capacity well, it doesn't take into account other types of intelligence (e.g. creativity).
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    (Original post by Georgiecat)
    Speaking as a grammar school student, I really disagree with that last point. People underestimate how important it is to be exposed to a wide cross-section of society, and - more to the point - to learn how to achieve in an environment where you're working with a variety of different people, which everyone has to do eventually. If, on a daily basis, you're only seeing people of a similar intelligence to you, you're going to grow up with a skewed view of the world, as a lot of people in my school have.
    Plus, how do you measure "smartness"? Because IQ, while it measures academic intelligence capacity well, it doesn't take into account other types of intelligence (e.g. creativity).
    I'm inclined to agree with you there, I don't think I could have coped with Grammar if it was all people who sat there working all the time and were smart etc.

    Gotta have the variety (and banter )
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    (Original post by Georgiecat)
    Speaking as a grammar school student, I really disagree with that last point. People underestimate how important it is to be exposed to a wide cross-section of society, and - more to the point - to learn how to achieve in an environment where you're working with a variety of different people, which everyone has to do eventually. If, on a daily basis, you're only seeing people of a similar intelligence to you, you're going to grow up with a skewed view of the world, as a lot of people in my school have.
    Plus, how do you measure "smartness"? Because IQ, while it measures academic intelligence capacity well, it doesn't take into account other types of intelligence (e.g. creativity).
    Academic intelligence. Not IQ, but the ability to learn basics and apply it to more complex areas.

    And I've always had a laugh. Not taken class seriously and that, but I've always wanted to be pushed. Even moving into a private school, I thought there'd be a lot more intelligent people
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Academic intelligence. Not IQ, but the ability to learn basics and apply it to more complex areas.

    And I've always had a laugh. Not taken class seriously and that, but I've always wanted to be pushed. Even moving into a private school, I thought there'd be a lot more intelligent people
    I do understand where you're coming from, but I stand by what I said. Even though my school is pretty relaxed, the issue stands - we're still only socialising with a very specific group of people. As a result, not only are people who aren't as academic stigmatised, but also people from my school also struggle to learn in an environment where not everyone understands everything right away, and have a very warped picture of their value as a person. The only reason I don't have that issue is because I do extra-curriculars outside school, meaning I've learnt to learn alongside lots of different people, and I understand that my worth isn't inherently tied to four letters (not to say that that makes me a better person, I just think it's a better place to be in for things like uni and jobs).
 
 
 
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