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    (Original post by BrightGirl)
    ...but they are. Please enlighten me if employers prefer certain exam boards for A levels/GCSEs over another - genuinely I would like to know. Private schools don't have their own special exam board do they.
    No. But we aren't tested every two days by exams set by a retarded government that thinks the best way of teaching children to learn is by ramming exams down their throats until they **** out algebra and english grammar. Private schools tend to disagree (and rightly so) with this method of teaching, and often don't stick to the exact syllabuses set out by the boards (who are conforming to Ofsted standards of teaching, so they might as well be set by the government) and as a result a wider range of knowledge is given. I'll give you an example. We had a native German at my school last year. A NATIVE German. Do you know what he got is his AS German exam? A C grade. He had to re-sit twice because of the retarded regulations attached to the exam, not because he was bad at German. The school paid for a photocopy of his paper to see what went wrong. His German, of course, was perfect. But where he fell down was in the way he answered the questions.

    Plus of course you have the private schools now so sick of stuff like this happening they have their pupls do IB etc instead.
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    (Original post by Irrelevance)
    Everybody's playing the jealous card because the thread doesn't appear to have a point other than to needlessly piss sensitive people off.

    Tbh I made this threads for lols. It's totally trollish and no one has done the :troll: yet, I'm amazed.

    In all seriousness, I'm not jealous, this is just more entertaining then analysing the Westminster system. :cool:
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    (Original post by Bubbles*de*Milo)
    Tbh I made this threads for lols. It's totally trollish and no one has done the :troll: yet, I'm amazed.

    In all seriousness, I'm not jealous, this is just more entertaining then analysing the Westminster system. :cool:
    I think nobody's put down the troll smilie because you've made a fair few of these threads, so the assumption you're always like this is there.
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    (Original post by Olivia_Lightbulb)
    Do you think this is fair? Doesn't this decrease the ability of poorer children to succeed in life, by giving unwarranted advantages to other children so early in life and confining opportunities to a small, exclusive circle?
    I didn't say it wasn't unfair. I just said it was true. Tbh as unfair as it is, I think it's always going to happen. Socialism doesn't work, so people are always going to divide into their own little groups and look after their own on the whole (there are exceptions to this obviously).

    Edit: Oh god did the neg come from the same person who negged me for saying "I hate the tories"?? Stop stalking me and negging me for my political beliefs!
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    (Original post by Dejitaru)
    Why did I giggle at "working class ***"? :sexface:

    Be quiet, you prol!
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    (Original post by Irrelevance)
    I think nobody's put down the troll smilie because you've made a fair few of these threads, so the assumption you're always like this is there.

    Wut? Threads like what? :lolwut:

    Not that I remember.. :confused:
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    (Original post by Bubbles*de*Milo)
    Be quiet, you prol!
    You're just biter :cool:
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    (Original post by Bubbles*de*Milo)
    Wut? Threads like what? :lolwut:

    Not that I remember.. :confused:
    Generally complaininy threads, I'd imagine. I remember most of the time you make threads, somebody makes a, "Not again..."-esque post somewhere. First page in this one.
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    (Original post by Bubbles*de*Milo)
    Lol I'm not embarased. So what? Hardly like I got DDU, and anyway my edukayshun didnt c0st al0t 0f m0n3y! :dunce:
    LOL, fair point.
    However, attending a private school doesn't automatically mean you get AAAA. Private schools are more forceful when it comes to doing harder subjects like Maths, Physics, Chem, English and Law. You honestly think they would let all of their students do Media Studies?

    Some may do, but in comparison to state schools it's a big difference.
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    (Original post by Bobo1234)
    No. But we aren't tested every two days by exams set by a retarded government that thinks the best way of teaching children to learn is by ramming exams down their throats until they **** out algebra and english grammar. Private schools tend to disagree (and rightly so) with this method of teaching, and often don't stick to the exact syllabuses set out by the boards (who are conforming to Ofsted standards of teaching, so they might as well be set by the government) and as a result a wider range of knowledge is given. I'll give you an example. We had a native German at my school last year. A NATIVE German. Do you know what he got is his AS German exam? A C grade. He had to re-sit twice because of the retarded regulations attached to the exam, not because he was bad at German. The school paid for a photocopy of his paper to see what went wrong. His German, of course, was perfect. But where he fell down was in the way he answered the questions.
    Plus of course you have the private schools now so sick of stuff like this happening they have their pupls do IB etc instead.
    I'm sorry but in the end you take the same exams as everyone else and I fail to see how any employer is going to say your 2:1 means more than someone else's 2:1 because you gained a 'wider range of knowledge' than them when doing GCSE Biology. If you get the same grades and then go on to get the same degree, you obviously have the same competence and knowledge as someone from a private school.
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    (Original post by tazarooni89)
    This

    When you pay money to go to private school, you're not just buying good grades, but for the entire experience. Learning isn't just about academics!

    To be honest, I went to a private school and got 5A's - but I do kind of regret not making full use of everything else that private school had to offer :/
    Good point - alas state schools just cannot offer the opportunities that private schools have , not just in terms of academia but other extra curricular stuff too.I think it speaks volumes about the failing of the state sector why debates like this about "private schools being unfair" should even really exist.
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    Okay, I'm going to add some more to my argument, as well as hopefully making more coherent sense than my other posts!

    There are great state school and awful state schools - this is exactly the same as private schools. Some are great, some are awful. You should choose a school based on your own circumstances, and if that happens to be private and you can afford it then so be it. If you want straight As and that is what you want to aim for then look for schools that have good academic performance. If you have something like dyslexia/dispraxia or anything really along those lines, look for a school that has the facilities to help you best in that area. If you are looking for a school to push you forward in sports, look for a school with specialist sports teaching, facilities etc. I truly believe that you should aim to go for the school that will help you best in the area(s) you need/want most, whether it be private, state or whatever. Of course, getting into the best school for you isn't always easy/possible but in an ideal world it would be.

    However, seeing as this thread is going towards private school bashing, I am going to defend them as best I can. I went to a state primary, and then a state secondary for three years and then a private school until I left for university. The private school definitely had a different atmosphere and better facilities. We had small class sizes, good facilities, good support systems, a lot of things like computers to go around. No, we weren't top on academic league tables, but that was not the focus of our school - our focus was to achieve the best you could for YOURSELF. If the best you could genuinely achieve was three Cs at ALevel then that was celebrated. If you had got three Cs but could have got three As then that wasn't celebrated, you were helped to find out how you could achieve the three As.

    Basically, what I'm trying to say is that schools shouldn't focus purely on academia, as this isn't the most important thing in the world. You should be pushed to get as good as you PERSONALLY can, as well as becoming a well rounded, decent person. This can be, and should be, achieved in a state or private school.
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    to be honest at any school: all work and no play makes jack a dull boy. At any school you will find the usual drug/drinking/smoking scene, and often we are taught in more (often very unesscaery) detail. A lot of people didn't get straight A's, but they don't really care as long as they tried. No amount of money will increase your 'natural intelligence'. To be blunt some people are stupid and rely on the reputation a private school will give them when it comes to job hunting. Also at private schools, peoples talents lie elsewhere (which is why they are often sent there) take theatre/music/acting: where grades become second to character development and talent improvement...

    I think that makes sense, although I could well be talking **** apologies.
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    (Original post by Tefhel)
    Hahaha you're practically oozing jealousy!
    LOL, oh my, it's the special snowflake claiming jealousy again. Can you never enter one of these threads without saying that? Seriously. :rofl:
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    (Original post by Bubbles*de*Milo)
    Tbh I made this threads for lols. It's totally trollish and no one has done the :troll: yet, I'm amazed.

    In all seriousness, I'm not jealous, this is just more entertaining then analysing the Westminster system. :cool:
    It's easy to say you were trolling now, but maybe you were. Either way, the viewpoint in your OP is definitely something which I think IS held by a fair number of people (just look at the replies in this thread), so it was at least a good thing to discuss, even if you don't personally believe it :thumbsup:
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    (Original post by Irrelevance)
    Generally complaininy threads, I'd imagine. I remember most of the time you make threads, somebody makes a, "Not again..."-esque post somewhere. First page in this one.

    Sorry... what am I complaining about here?
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    (Original post by Bubbles*de*Milo)
    Tbh I made this threads for lols. It's totally trollish and no one has done the :troll: yet, I'm amazed.

    In all seriousness, I'm not jealous, this is just more entertaining then analysing the Westminster system. :cool:
    at one college they pay £5000 per a level subject and people still come out with C and D! ... quite bad seeing as 15 mins away there is a free college where people do just as bad/well

    you're clearly not trolling, the thread has a good point!
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    My parents pay considerably more than that, and I do have 4 As, so no. As do lots of others from my school tbh (if not 4 As then still damn good grades).

    But people forget that going to a fee-paying school isn't a golden ticket to a top university and a guaranteed bunch of A grades... yes the teaching/facilities/opportunities are usually better than those in a state school but you still have to put the work in, just like everyone else. You could quite easily fork out £30 grand a year and have your kid leave with DDC or whatever and if that's the case then you should get mad at the kid, not the school tbh.
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    (Original post by neomilan)
    at one college they pay £5000 per a level subject and people still come out with C and D! ... quite bad seeing as 15 mins away there is a free college where people do just as bad/well

    you're clearly not trolling, the thread has a good point!
    That's painful!

    And tbh, this is a bit trollish. I don't disagree with what I wrote, but I would have put it in a much less insulting way if I really cared about it all.
 
 
 
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