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    (Original post by TheCurlyHairedDude)
    I know many people who have 1st in their degree, but they're so socially inept that no-one wants to employ them. Life skills are a lot more important.
    I'm not disagreeing with that though. You said smart, and smart =/=socially skilled. You can be incredibly academically clever and not have the slightest clue how to form relationships.
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    (Original post by vandub)
    I'm not disagreeing with that though. You said smart, and smart =/=socially skilled. You can be incredibly academically clever and not have the slightest clue how to form relationships.
    Yes true, but in the context of the STUDENT room its probs academics. Talk bout not thinkin before u talk.
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    (Original post by vandub)
    I'm not disagreeing with that though. You said smart, and smart =/=socially skilled. You can be incredibly academically clever and not have the slightest clue how to form relationships.
    You can be pretty stupid and ace exams.
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    (Original post by gunner4lyf44)
    Yes true, but in the context of the STUDENT room its probs academics. Talk bout not thinkin before u talk.
    What? Did you even read mine or his posts before this? That's exactly what I was arguing.
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    (Original post by j.alexanderh)
    You can be pretty stupid and ace exams.
    I'm gonna disagree. It's about learning and understanding the subject, and even if the person comes across as stupid to you (lack of common sense or whatever), they're fairly clever if they can ace a reasonably difficult exam.
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    Well enough to get into a decent cheesecake factory.
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    2 A* 6A 3B's and that was with minimal revision. Let that be a lesson to you children.
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    (Original post by TheCurlyHairedDude)
    Letters on a page do not depict how smart you are.
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    QFT.
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    what's the average GCSE grade??
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    I did the best because I didn't work and still got a Cam offer.
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    A*AAAAAAABBC
    meh imo.
    AAA at A-level. A*s didnt exist at A-level then. bum.
    now doing an undergraduate masters.
    GCSEs don't even matter, unless you're 15 or 16 and doing them, because then you tend to think you're the most hard-done-by teenager in the world and that GCSEs are impossible. which they're not.
    but meh.
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    (Original post by vandub)
    I'm gonna disagree. It's about learning and understanding the subject, and even if the person comes across as stupid to you (lack of common sense or whatever), they're fairly clever if they can ace a reasonably difficult exam.
    At GCSE level technically you don't have to understand a word to get an A*; I know a guy who got A*s in all of his science GCSEs and who admits he only did well because he has a photographic memory, not because he understood the content of the course.
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    (Original post by Lily Academia)
    At GCSE level technically you don't have to understand a word to get an A*; I know a guy who got A*s in all of his science GCSEs and who admits he only did well because he has a photographic memory, not because he understood the content of the course.
    Gotta say, this arguement stemmed from someone disagreeing with the idea of exams in the first place, not specifically GCSE ones.
    Anyway, all I can say is, your friend sounds like quite a rare case, and the majority of people who do well (maybe not in GCSEs because they're relatively easy) do so because truly understanding a subject is always better than just being able to remember all the details.
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    (Original post by iwanttodoeconomics)
    just wanna c how smart everyone is
    GCSEs are not a measure of intelligence. Only commitment to education and how much care someone has about their GCSEs. I'm a very able student (not bragging) but I did no work at GCSE at all because I didn't care and had a compete apathy towards all subjects except maybe English Language. I still did pretty good though (perhaps not by TSR standard but hey).

    In a short answer, there will be a fair few with 13 - 14 A*s on here.
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    Mine are because I can spell loads of funky words with them.
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    (Original post by TheCurlyHairedDude)
    I know many people who have 1st in their degree, but they're so socially inept that no-one wants to employ them. Life skills are a lot more important.
    A first class degree =/= socially inept

    Just fyi

    Kthxbai
 
 
 
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