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    (Original post by grey faerie)
    Yup, that's the school I was talking about. Sure, the results aren't flawless, but something like 10 pupils got 3 or more As at A level,and there was a high number of As and Bs. I would say that sort of data is indicative of a healthy comprehensive - the spread of grades suggests that pupils of all abilities are achieving well. Of course the results won't compare to those of selective schools; they never will. However, thinking of national averages, and comprehensives in my area (less than 30% A-C pass rate etc etc...) which suffer from being in close proximity to Grammar schools in the neighbouring borough, I maintain that Cheney School has impressive results.

    Abuse...well, let it be water off a duck's back. The kids at my old school do the same sort of thing. It is purely a self-defence mechanism - they recognise the uniform, and to them it is a symbol of (perceived) superiority and the way they react to the threat it puts them under is by mocking it. Makes the whole thing seem less dangerous; it's all the product of an inferiority complex that is probably rife in an area with a lot of independent schools and a huge university that is made out to be the embodiment of elitism and a class-prejudiced society.
    Well to be honest I haven't studied the school's results that thoroughly or comparatively, but in the state schools' league tables it never comes that high... however judging how good a school's results are is of course very relative.

    I'm perfectly happy about mild abuse, in fact it's the character-building sort of thing that my parents are paying for
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    (Original post by Alexander)
    Well to be honest I haven't studied the school's results that thoroughly or comparatively, but in the state schools' league tables it never comes that high... however judging how good a school's results are is of course very relative.

    I'm perfectly happy about mild abuse, in fact it's the character-building sort of thing that my parents are paying for
    lol, didn't mean to sound like I'd carried ou an in depth analysis of their results - education is just an area that I'm interested in

    character-building... *fights to keep instinctive private school prejudice at bay*:P
 
 
 
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