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    (Original post by Pixelated)
    By making exams harder you would almost certainly make schooling worse. A very small minority achieve with "very little work" as you put it. If you were to make exams harder you would have alot less passes, and almost certainly more kids would drop out of school immediately post GCSE. Society is evolving, there is a greater demand for specialist degrees, and at the moment, the figure is just shy of 45% of students going onto University. This will fall drastically with the addition of harder exams. Whilst it may be better for the "small minority", it will ruin the 60% + who fail to achieve straight A's with hard work.
    Exams don't have to be 'harder'. It should just make sense that the grade boundary for A*'s are higher, rather than being as low as 65% in some subjects, or alternatively only the top 10-15% of candidates receive A*s.

    As for more people going into uni, it would seem pointless to go just to take up a random, meaningless degree that has little job prospects. For those not capable of going to uni they should train in manual labour - plumber, builder, electrician - as our country is short of these.
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    (Original post by tammy_girl)
    lolol dont worry bout it xoxo
    Northern Ireland appears to adopt a weird educational policy; perhaps there is need for reform.
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    Just a comment; I set this thread up and look at the amazing response. I am truly the best person on here; make me a director.
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    (Original post by jonathan213)
    Northern Ireland appears to adopt a weird educational policy; perhaps there is need for reform.
    no it doesnt our education policy is just fine actually.....it may be weird to you.....but I find your education policy in the rest of the UK weird for me so......maybe yours needs reformed xoxo
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    (Original post by jonathan213)
    Just a comment; I set this thread up and look at the amazing response. I am truly the best person on here; make me a director.
    No.
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    Adam use other means of communication...
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    (Original post by jonathan213)
    Just a comment; I set this thread up and look at the amazing response. I am truly the best person on here; make me a director.
    Can't you make a logical guess about your popularity on TSR?
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    Well by the sheer volume of people that have responded to my thread, within hours, I think I should be made Chief Executive of the organisation.
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    (Original post by jonathan213)
    Well by the sheer volume of people that have responded to my thread, within hours, I think I should be made Chief Executive of the organisation.
    :eek: :rofl: you should be a comedian.....cause that was hilarious!!!!! :rofl: xoxo
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    (Original post by Matthew1989)
    True, but surley this depends what exam board and subject we are talking about. I mean if you look at GCSE RE on the WJEC exam board we can seen that infact one must get 95% of the marks inorder to receive an A*. And in many GCSE art courses you can only drop 1 mark inorder to receive an A*.

    The problem is that in some GCSE's A*'s are excessivley hard to receive- no one is perfect and therefore to receive one you would need lots of luck and a very nice examener. However with other GCSE's (for example Maths, and ICT) it is way to easy to receive credit for something not worthy of an A*.

    The problem is that there is not one standard all across the board- but hay what exam process is perfect.

    Matthew

    Your comment regarding getting 95% in an exam to gain an A* is simply untrue. It has been proven that people, however much revision, are unlikely to score so high in raw terms. Simply due to pressure and time constraints. The exam board, if these figures are correct will be marking very leniently or your raw mark will be converted into a UMS mark out of x amount of points. 95% will represent your score in UMS.
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    (Original post by tammy_girl)
    :eek: :rofl: you should be a comedian.....cause that was hilarious!!!!! :rofl: xoxo

    Why don't you come across to England, a better education system looms.

    Well, actually 15.99 on RYAN AIR.
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    (Original post by jonathan213)
    Why don't you come across to England, a better education system looms.

    Well, actually 15.99 on RYAN AIR.
    nah sweetheart I'm fine where i'm at dont need anymore of your malarky about it :p: xoxo
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    (Original post by Ads.)
    Exams don't have to be 'harder'. It should just make sense that the grade boundary for A*'s are higher, rather than being as low as 65% in some subjects, or alternatively only the top 10-15% of candidates receive A*s.
    I agree, that is what needs to be done. I was just arguing against what henryt was suggesting.

    (Original post by Ads.)
    As for more people going into uni, it would seem pointless to go just to take up a random, meaningless degree that has little job prospects.
    I never suggested this. Although in your eyes it would seem pointless, but, to many others, being in a job which you enjoy is much more important than being stuck in a boring job, (albeit with better pay and higher chances of employment). It is also quite unusual for someone to get into serious debt for a "random, meaningless" degree.
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    (Original post by -TMG-)
    Jon is such a charmer :P

    He asks girls in other countries for bj's. Maybe he'd have more luck asking people a bit closer? Or maybe he's asked them and they all said no?
    :rofl: xoxo
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    bk's... sir
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    (Original post by tammy_girl)
    :rofl: xoxo
    ^_^
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    (Original post by jonathan213)
    bk's... sir
    I believe you said 'I was lookin forward to a good bl0wjob from you'.

    It's very classy, I'd like you to teach me. I bet you get loads of girls all over you (throwing up and spitting). I can only dream
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    I am happy to teach people; anything to improve my chances of becoming Chief Executive.
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    OMG this guy - he's so unbelievably annoying!
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    (Original post by HEAD BOY)
    OMG this guy - he's so unbelievably annoying!
    Hopefully he'll be banned soon, and then he will have nothing to do but sit in his room, cocooned, wondering why he has no friends. It's times like those, when I feel life is sweetist. :p:
 
 
 

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