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I can only speak for myself, but I have nothing against grammar schools. I had the opportunity to go to one and turned it down, just because I believe you can do well whatever school you go to and I thought going to a comprehensive would be better socially, in terms of meeting a wide range of people.
Being capable of that depth of analysis at 11 years old should have got you a scholarship at eton.
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So Whats Everyone Aimin For At Gcse ?.....what Grades?
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Being capable of that depth of analysis at 11 years old should have got you a scholarship at eton.
Lol, well I doubt I phrased it quite so articulately at the time!
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my school doesnt let u back if u dont bet at least 5 bs and wont let u do some subjects if u dont get As
My grammar school picks students for particular a-levels...thats the only reason we come top or near the top of the country. e.g. They don't allow you to do Maths for A-level unless you are predicted A* for GCSE. And we have special 'Essential Skills' tests that are A-level style questions...from this they pick the A-level students (for evey subject theres 1 exam)...stupid .
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My grammar school picks students for particular a-levels...thats the only reason we come top or near the top of the country. e.g. They don't allow you to do Maths for A-level unless you are predicted A* for GCSE. And we have special 'Essential Skills' tests that are A-level style questions...from this they pick the A-level students (for evey subject theres 1 exam)...stupid .
so you don't even choose your subjects at all? or do they just narrow down your list of what you're allowed to do, from which you pick?
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I go to a grammar school. It really isn't all that great!

We are massively underfunded because Labour think that all students in this country should converge to one achievement level, and consquently, we don't receive any government funding. 'Excellence will not be tolerated!'

Is their new motto, I believe.

We don't even have a usable toilet or water supply. :eek:
To be honest Ted, you may be predicted multiple A*s (and I respect that) but like so many others on this forum, it would appear you're naive you cannot apply this knowledge to life situations.

Do you really think it's out of the norm to not have a usable toilet or water supply? Quite a lot of schools don't receive government funding tbh.

You say "Excellence will not be tolerated!" However, it's not as simple as putting the best kids in the best schools for a number of reasons. One factor which you seem to have neatly skipped over is that some kids blossom later e.g. in year 8 or 9 and some kids start switiching off in these years too.

Is your grammar school private?

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oilcan

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so you don't even choose your subjects at all? or do they just narrow down your list of what you're allowed to do, from which you pick?
well we narrow them down to the ones that we're allowed to do. its really stupid coz some people were really desperate to stay so chose pointless subjects to do..not what they would have liked to do. i think they'd be better off moving to a school where they can do what they want. they're jst desperate to stay coz they think they will automatically get into a gd uni :confused:
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Im all girl state school too. We don't seem to do any work tho... well, none of the stuff thats on the syllabus when you look it up in deperation...
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I go to quite a good state school, around 52% A*-C. My friend's sister did really well, she got a lot of A* and top 5 in the country for English or something. It isn't really a bad school, as some inner city schools get a much lower percentage, but it could be improved.
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Do you really think it's out of the norm to not have a usable toilet or water supply? Quite a lot of schools don't receive government funding tbh.
Yes!, I would think so!

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Well we are a selective school who gets no payment from anyone. Not from the parents, becuase most of them aren't really wealthy, at all. And so, seeing as we have a 100 A* - C and 25% A*, I think that we are entitled to at least some sort of funding from the government.

I'm not quite sure that you meant by 'some students blossom in yr 8 - 9', but if that was the case, then wouldn't those kids be doing really well in comprhensives, too?. I mean, its the comprehensives who get the funding in this country, on average £3000/pupil, while we are on about a 1/5 of that! (and that is due a 'optional' school fund, and the haberdashers) And similarly those kids switching off in year 8 - 9, again, those kids still seem to achieve, better than comprehensives, anyway.

And besides, labour have made it very clear, that they are against grammar schools, on several occasions. And so, I stand by my statement, that 'Excellence will not be tolerated!'.

And as far as me not being able to apply myself to real world situations, lol, i'm sorry, but you don't know me well enough, to make that statement.
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well havent you got any statuses that entitle you to anything, like my school (grammar) has Sports College Status ,and our sister school has Performing Arts Status, and the comp down the road, (which is one of the worst in brum, still) they have Science Status
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we have some technology college status, but that is quite silly actually, becuase they just spend that on teachers' saleries...
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Loopz - Just reading that you are doing Biology, Chemistry, Pyschology for AS how are you finding them because im thinking of taking them in september
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state school... well "specialist language college", but yeah, not anymore since we've stood down!!!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/h...l/350_4044.stm
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/h...l/894_5400.stm
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are we all jsut posting our schools now, well lemme find mine, lol
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god my school did soo crap in their gcses last yr, and our yr got the brunt of it " YOU WILL NOT HAVE THOSE SAME ABYSSMAL RESULTS THAT THIS YEARS Y12 GOT IN THEIR GCSES LAST YEAR,I WILL NOT STAND FOR IT"

talk about motivational speech, lol

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/h...l/330_5408.stm
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god my school did soo crap in their gcses last yr, and our yr got the brunt of it " YOU WILL NOT HAVE THOSE SAME ABYSSMAL RESULTS THAT THIS YEARS Y12 GOT IN THEIR GCSES LAST YEAR,I WILL NOT STAND FOR IT"

talk about motivational speech, lol

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/h...l/330_5408.stm
Hey they're good mines only on like 40%... but it really depends on the person, the average can be 5% and there might be someone with loads of As
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/h...l/835_4512.stm

This is my school, a bit above average maybe, very good at Business and Economics, really poor at Physics and Maths (Ragging tarn it)

But at an average state school such as mine, 9 people in last years year 11 got better or the same results as me, with 3 people getting 10 A* or more .....however, everyone who got better results than me admittedly did 3 times as much revision as me, and actually paid attention :P
The thing is, if you go to a public/grammar school, it is likely that you will achieve better grades, but that does not make you any cleverer, it is just that you are pushed harder...I see this as inequitable, and everyone around the country ought to receive similar levels of education.

Yeah, I am sure you can say ' well Grammar schools are for the most intelligent, and excellence most be tolerated' etc. but there are one hell of a lot of intelligent kids who just can not go to grammar schools, and will get worse grades because of it (unless they really knuckle down)
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[QUOTE=KAISER_MOLE
The thing is, if you go to a public/grammar school, it is likely that you will achieve better grades, but that does not make you any cleverer, it is just that you are pushed harder[/QUOTE]

well said
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