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Can't of been that exceptional, I've never heard of him.
Dr David Starkey, professor of History at Cambridge and was on Question Time last night.
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Wouldn't have heard of it since I'm at a non-selective state school.
So is mine... it's about 2nd from bottom of the league table for my borough... But Ii'm nto sure if they still have the extension papers after reading this thread
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Dr David Starkey, professor of History at Cambridge and was on Question Time last night.
History professors do little for society.
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History professors do little for society.
They inform and educate.
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They inform and educate.
So does the professor for media studies.
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So does the professor for media studies.
But not to the masses, unlike Sr Starkey. I can't believe you've never heard of him.
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everybody knows who david starkey, hes an historic god!
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i think i missed out an 'is' there in my unnatural excitement at david starkey!
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Indeed. If David Starkey is the best product of a grammar school then they should be scrapped immediatly.
I see Stonyhurst has been beaten by CRGS and BRGS again!

I think it was even beaten by St Augustine's this time, wasn't it?
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and St Trinians...
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and St Trinians...
...amd LBGS and LGGS.

I think it was even baten by QEGS!
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...amd LBGS and LGGS.

I think it was even baten by QEGS!
Fancy that. :rolleyes:
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I see Stonyhurst has been beaten by CRGS and BRGS again!

I think it was even beaten by St Augustine's this time, wasn't it?
Lol. You make me laugh boy. Exams grades count for nothing in the real world. I dont think you need telling the amount of sucessful people from Stonyhurst compared to all those schools put together. Stonyhurst gives a rounded education whereas CRGS and BRGS certainly do not! Although The Bowen did teach at St Augustines, now he is a LEGEND.

You forgot to mention the fact that Stonyhurst refuses to withdraw pupils from exams even if they are likey to fail because it cares about the individual. CRGS and BRGS certainly dont employ this strategy.
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Fancy that. :rolleyes:
Joey Johns will know what I mean.

QEGS!
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Lol. You make me laugh boy. Exams grades count for nothing in the real world. I dont think you need telling the amount of sucessful people from Stonyhurst compared to all those schools put together. Stonyhurst gives a rounded education whereas CRGS and BRGS certainly do not! Although The Bowen did teach at St Augustines, now he is a LEGEND.

You forgot to mention the fact that Stonyhurst refuses to withdraw pupils from exams even if they are likey to fail because it cares about the individual. CRGS and BRGS certainly dont employ this strategy.
Well I've never known CRGS withdraw anyone from exams.

Stonyhurst only thrived as a public school when they were the only ways of actually being successful, but things are changing now. Stonyhurst offers a very low standard of education for the money you pay and grades do count for a lot in the real world - unless, of course, you count on your daddy or one of his friends giving you a job.
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And I'd like you to explain why BRGS and CRGS don't give well-rounded educations - I would argue theirs are much more rounded that Stonyhurst's, maybe, for a start, you live in the real world whilst you attend it.
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Well I've never known CRGS withdraw anyone from exams.

Stonyhurst only thrived as a public school when they were the only ways of actually being successful, but things are changing now. Stonyhurst offers a very low standard of education for the money you pay and grades do count for a lot in the real world - unless, of course, you count on your daddy or one of his friends giving you a job.

Lol so Chris Morris isnt a satarical genius then? Iain Balshaw, Kyran Bracken, Will Greenwood are just wasted on you then? Name anyone remotely famous from CRGS from the last 30 years. You cannot.

Why is that? CRGS is an exam factory. Exams get you no where in life. Its harsh but the old saying its who you know and not what you know that counts in life is still very true. Its harsh but lifes a ****house.
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And I'd like you to explain why BRGS and CRGS don't give well-rounded educations - I would argue theirs are much more rounded that Stonyhurst's, maybe, for a start, you live in the real world whilst you attend it.
Lol. Seen as you do lots of sport, pastoral activites etc etc. I dont think so, you dont even have a rugby team thats how pitiful the situation is.
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Lol so Chris Morris isnt a satarical genius then? Iain Balshaw, Kyran Bracken, Will Greenwood are just wasted on you then? Name anyone remotely famous from CRGS from the last 30 years. You cannot.

Why is that? CRGS is an exam factory. Exams get you no where in life. Its harsh but the old saying its who you know and not what you know that counts in life is still very true. Its harsh but lifes a ****house.
There is quite a famous politics reporter from the North West who attended CRGS. A Director of PwC attended CRGS. Captain Cook's reight hand man attended CRGS. One of the first people to reach the North Pole attended CRGS.

I haven't included any rugby players, we haven't excelled in that field.

Though CRGS certainly isn't an eam factory.
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Joey Johns will know what I mean.

QEGS!
Wheres LGS in the table?
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