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    (Original post by thebucketwoman)
    I would suggest this is due to more of the population getting an excellent education. Schools have improved dramatically over the last 20 years. Whats wrong with more students achieving higher?
    The fact that you can't tell who is the best.
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    (Original post by thebucketwoman)
    I would suggest this is due to more of the population getting an excellent education. Schools have improved dramatically over the last 20 years. Whats wrong with more students achieving higher?
    Nothing, but I was just using it as an example of how things have changed. Years ago getting AAA at A-level was quite rare and an amazing achievement that would have almost guaranteed you at a place at a top university. Nowadays so many students are getting 3 or more As that the achievement of doing so has been devalued, just like getting a degree will become devalued if a lot of people get them.
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    I agree that there are problems under the current system, but achieving AAA at A-level, especially in 3 academic, traditional subjects is a very well-respected achievement. Maybe I'm wrong, but I'd say someone with AAA from Maths, English Lit and Physics has achieved more than someone with AAA from Media, Food Tech and Sociology, for example.

    More to the point, there are ways of identifying the best by looking at UMS scores. It is really quite hard to achieve 280+ I think at AS and A2 in individual subjects.
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    Of course. Graduates are a resource like any other. They are subject to supply and demand. The more of them there are, the less they are worth.
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    (Original post by red_roadkill)
    I agree that there are problems under the current system, but achieving AAA at A-level, especially in 3 academic, traditional subjects is a very well-respected achievement. Maybe I'm wrong, but I'd say someone with AAA from Maths, English Lit and Physics has achieved more than someone with AAA from Media, Food Tech and Sociology, for example.

    More to the point, there are ways of identifying the best by looking at UMS scores. It is really quite hard to achieve 280+ I think at AS and A2 in individual subjects.
    I disagree with your first point about subjects, but I've had enough of debating about 'mickey mouse' subjects recently, so no comment The second point about UMS marks is one I definitely agree with, which is why I think people should have to put their UMS marks as well as AS grades on their UCAS forms. Also, get rid of resits and make everyone declare their grades.
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    (Original post by kellywood_5)
    I disagree with your first point about subjects, but I've had enough of debating about 'mickey mouse' subjects recently, so no comment The second point about UMS marks is one I definitely agree with, which is why I think people should have to put their UMS marks as well as AS grades on their UCAS forms. Also, get rid of resits and make everyone declare their grades.
    I felt that very strongly (re declaring UMS) til I got to this point, screwed up my exams and realised I have 3 days to revise an AWESOME amount of law information for Wednesday (ie all of it :bawling: )

    Now I'd rather not even declare my grades personally
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    yup
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    (Original post by *Bethany*)
    I felt that very strongly (re declaring UMS) til I got to this point, screwed up my exams and realised I have 3 days to revise an AWESOME amount of law information for Wednesday (ie all of it :bawling: )

    Now I'd rather not even declare my grades personally
    Awww, stop stressing! :hugs: I'm sure you haven't screwed up your exams, and you can get an awful lot done in 3 days!
 
 
 
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