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    (Original post by faithless)
    If some1 finds maths and physics a piece of p*ss yet finds media hard but manages to achieve an A in all three what is the biggest achievement??
    If media studies was so great why do the top unis disfavour candidates that did it?
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    I haven't bothered reading the entire thread, so I'm sorry of all of this has been said before!

    The way I see it, it probably is easier now to get an A grade at A-Level. However, I do think the media can shove their stories on our results up their ignorant arses. They do it every year, so its nothing new. If A-Level results improve, we're told that our exams are easy. If they get worse, we're told that schools aren't working hard enough!

    Is it really a good idea to belittle the achievements of the young people of our country just four days before results are due? People are stressed and worried enough as it is. Frankly, I don't care whether A-Levels are easier now or not, or whether psychology is easier than chemistry. What I care about are my grades and whether or not I've done myself proud. The media certainly aren't making this difficult time easier for anyone.

    Obviously though, their job is to sell papers and get high ratings, so I say leave the old gits who enjoy putting us down to their newspapers and instead think about how much we've achieved. We've all worked hard for our exams, and its not our fault that the government has made things slightly easier for us. Don't let these sad old losers get to you!
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    (Original post by faithless)
    If some1 finds maths and physics a piece of p*ss yet finds media hard but manages to achieve an A in all three what is the biggest achievement??
    lol believe me that person would not find media studies harder. There's justnot a chance.
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    (Original post by ramroff)
    If media studies was so great why do the top unis disfavour candidates that did it?
    You are missing the point....a grade achievement is not dependent on preconceived notions of 'the most prestigious' course but on people's ability to surpass their own expectations and to excell in areas they have found a struggle/challenge.
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    (Original post by vinny221)
    lol believe me that person would not find media studies harder. There's justnot a chance.
    That is the most ridiculous comment I have ever heard!!

    They both require different talents and different analytical approaches. Some of the most scientific minds in the world would make appalling doctors as they have no concept of personal interaction and many lack the ability to apply common sense to their analytical way of thinking. PEOPLE DIFFER!!!!
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    (Original post by faithless)
    You are missing the point....a grade achievement is not dependent on preconceived notions of 'the most prestigious' course but on people's ability to surpass their own expectations and to excell in areas they have found a struggle/challenge.
    That's nice. But, the uni admissions tutor or your future employer (if you go into a competitive industry) is hardly going to sit there, smile at you and pat you on the head because you got an A in Media Studies.
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    (Original post by faithless)
    You are missing the point....a grade achievement is not dependent on preconceived notions of 'the most prestigious' course but on people's ability to surpass their own expectations and to excell in areas they have found a struggle/challenge.
    No. It is therefore a personal achievement for the person who excelled in that subject which they found hard, but in the eyes of employers and unis, the subject is worthless. Universally accpeted achievment overrules personal achievement.

    Universities and employers WILL not know how hard you worked for a "less presitigious' subject but I can tell you that theyll believe very quickly that you worked hard for a hard subject.
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    (Original post by vinny221)
    No. It is therefore a personal achievement for the person who excelled in that subject which they found hard, but in the eyes of employers and unis, the subject is worthless. Universally accpeted achievment overrules personal achievement.

    Universities and employers WILL not know how hard you worked for a "less presitigious' subject but I can tell you that theyll believe very quickly that you worked hard for a hard subject.
    Depending on what you want to study!
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    (Original post by faithless)
    Depending on what you want to study!
    If you want to stretch your academic abilities and continue with a Media Studies degree at uni, then yes, by all means that A in Media Studies A level will be great. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by faithless)
    Depending on what you want to study!
    lol you're a good at argueing. my points are better though :tsr:
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    (Original post by ramroff)
    If you want to stretch your academic abilities and continue with a Media Studies degree at uni, then yes, by all means that A in Media Studies A level will be great. :rolleyes:
    so in one sentence you are willing to belittle the entire life choices of several thousand individuals just because their values differ from your own?
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    (Original post by vinny221)
    lol you're a good at argueing. my points are better though :tsr:
    I'm just not closed minded :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by faithless)
    so in one sentence you are willing to belittle the entire life choices of several thousand individuals just because their values differ from your own?
    Life's a ***** and what you ask is sadly true.
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    (Original post by faithless)
    so in one sentence you are willing to belittle the entire life choices of several thousand individuals just because their values differ from your own?
    My values? I'm not discussing my values, I'm talking about the uni admissions department and future employers values. They are the ones that do not think xxx Studies hold much value, not me. But as long as its a personal achievement thats all that matters isnt it :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by vinny221)
    Life's a ***** and what you ask is sadly true.
    At least you're honest :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by ramroff)
    I'm talking about the uni admissions department and future employers values.
    so you are just being a parrot?
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    (Original post by faithless)
    so you are just being a parrot?
    Err no, I was just pointing out that we were not discussing my values. Are you confused?
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    (Original post by ramroff)
    Err no, I was just pointing out that we were not discussing my values. Are you confused?
    well then argue your own point of veiw....you sound like a BBC reporter....lol
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    (Original post by faithless)
    well then argue your own point of veiw....you sound like a BBC reporter....lol
    My point of views is similar to theirs. I am a realist, not a politically correct hippy that believes in personal achievement-and-thats-all-that-matters.

    So my original statements still stand.
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    (Original post by ramroff)
    My point of views is similar to theirs. I am a realist, not a politically correct hippy that believes in personal achievement-and-thats-all-that-matters.

    So my original statements still stand.
    A realist if you are in the closed minded world of ramroff....whatever where inspirational free thinkers like martin luther king ever hoping to achieve with a world full of closed minded right wing tyrannists. Uphill struggle would be the understatement.
 
 
 

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