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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    Went in very stressed and expecting BBC, thought I was going to have a panic attack when I was opening the envelope.....AAB with one of the As in my weakest subject.....how the **** did that happen:eek:
    Can't rep but well done mate.
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    (Original post by That Bearded Man)
    It is shocking when you think that between 20 and 25% of students can't even get 5 C's at GCSE.
    That is really terrible, then they talk about making exams 'tougher', how will those 25% cope?
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Because most of the time when people say capital punishment is wrong it will come with the line "there is never certainty that they committed the crime" even when they admit to it; similarly there can never be certainty that somebody who asks to be killed actually wants to, coercion is a rather easy thing if you're good at it and the person being coerced is in a vulnerable position. A lack of truly thorough safeguards are a problem when you want to hang somebody who MADE THE CONSCIOUS DECISION to become a terrorist, or murderer, or commit high treason or whatever, but as soon as we turn to people wanting somebody else to bump them off they have no issue with a lack of truly thorough safeguards; any thorough safeguards would also set an incredibly dangerous precedent because then you REALLY start looking and thought crimes being a thing.

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    I'm still waiting for you to explain the inconsistency in opposing the death penalty because it takes away autonomous choice and supporting the legalisation of assisted suicide because it grants autonomous choice.

    Please do tell me. I've asked you twice now.

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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    Surely they'd just be forced to make an A** and a A*** grade? For the sake of differentiating.
    That is true, however, but that way it would be knows the grades achieved would be higher all round, or the exams could include more challenging content to differentiate candidates. The point is this, the grade boundaries for a C grade have been 50% in some A level exams, for a pupil not to achieve a C is shocking when a C grade is not difficult to meet. It is a fault of the grade boundaries being low, and pupils not being capable enough to handle simple exam questions.
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    Went in very stressed and expecting BBC, thought I was going to have a panic attack when I was opening the envelope.....AAB with one of the As in my weakest subject.....how the **** did that happen:eek:
    Just saw your results - congratulations!

    On the subject of results day, spare a thought for this poor guy:

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    (Original post by toronto353)
    Just saw your results - congratulations!

    On the subject of results day, spare a thought for this poor guy:

    It's bad enough doing worse than expected but finding out with cameras on you must be terrible.
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    Those sick bastards!

    The colleges receive results the day before (earlier?). Could they not have nominated three people who'd hit their grades to go on TV?
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    Those sick bastards!

    The colleges receive results the day before (earlier?). Could they not have nominated three people who'd hit their grades to go on TV?
    Yep, at least a day before I believe and you're right, they could have picked other people. The lack of applause and the continual questioning didn't help either. Apparently, Kate Garraway said when they cut back to the studio 'who needs Manchester anyway?'

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    It's bad enough doing worse than expected but finding out with cameras on you must be terrible.
    What makes it worse is that he had no time to process his results, just to stand there live on national TV as someone kept questioning him.
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    (Original post by toronto353)
    Yep, at least a day before I believe and you're right, they could have picked other people. The lack of applause and the continual questioning didn't help either. Apparently, Kate Garraway said when they cut back to the studio 'who needs Manchester anyway?'



    What makes it worse is that he had no time to process his results, just to stand there live on national TV as someone kept questioning him.
    When I got my results a few years ago I did slightly worse than I expected it took me a few minutes before I could tell anyone, if there was a camera there I would of ran first.
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    (Original post by toronto353)
    Just saw your results - congratulations!

    On the subject of results day, spare a thought for this poor guy:

    Was probably decided to try and make others feel better unfortunately *
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    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...4236820&page=3

    It appears TSR wants a higher age of consent. The mean age of consent that TSRians want is approximately 16.87, according to this, which is approximately 16 years and 318 days (when rounded up to the nearest day), or if you want it to be an exact age, then it is rounded up to 17. The House should respect the will of the people of TSR in saying that they want a higher age of consent.
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    (Original post by Unown Uzer)
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...4236820&page=3

    It appears TSR wants a higher age of consent. The mean age of consent that TSRians want is approximately 16.87, according to this, which is approximately 16 years and 318 days (when rounded up to the nearest day), or if you want it to be an exact age, then it is rounded up to 17. The House should respect the will of the people of TSR in saying that they want a higher age of consent.
    So you want votes, alcohol ect. For 16 year olds?
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    This pretending to be Fez thing seems to be catching on, now toronto353 is doing it too
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    This pretending to be Fez thing seems to be catching on, now toronto353 is doing it too
    Toronto is fez confirm :ninja:
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    (Original post by Aph)
    Toronto is fez confirm :ninja:
    Maybe heavyDAZ and Mongrels were Toronto's dupes
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    Maybe heavyDAZ and Mongrels were Toronto's dupes
    Maybe we ought to send a lynch mob after him for trolling us!!! :mad2: :mob:
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    (Original post by Aph)
    Maybe we ought to send a lynch mob after him for trolling us!!! :mad2: :mob:
    #toronto4gulag
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    This pretending to be Fez thing seems to be catching on, now toronto353 is doing it too
    Drat - all my plans lie in ruins! I could have gotten away with it too if it wasn't for you pesky kids.
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    (Original post by toronto353)
    Drat - all my plans lie in ruins! I could have gotten away with it too if it wasn't for you pesky kids.
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    (Original post by toronto353)
    Drat - all my plans lie in ruins! I could have gotten away with it too if it wasn't for you pesky kids.
    *meddling kids!
 
 
 
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