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Do you think if the government offered a money incentive for grades, at GCSE and A Level, it could encourage people to take subjects more seriously and hopefully improve their academic achievement? Discuss.
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YES. Because money drive people to do these things in the first place
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Yes it would, well it would for me anyhoo
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Yes, I can imagine so x
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Not at all. If I'm not interested in something, I don't like to learn it. Money wouldn't change that.

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I think it would, especially for the poorer students.

I ruled out london universities solely on the fact that I wouldn't be able to afford living there, even with bursaries.
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They do it in Russia - uni students get their stipend based on what grades they got. If you're poor then you basically have to be smart and get good grades, otherwise you don't have enough money to live on.
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(Original post by oscarmason)
Do you think if the government offered a money incentive for grades, at GCSE and A Level, it could encourage people to take subjects more seriously and hopefully improve their academic achievement? Discuss.
Basing EMA and tuition fees on results would have definitely been fairer, and an incentive
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They shouldn't have to. Parents and teachers should tell them about the importance of learning as well as the importance of good grades for their future.

I am however in favour of subsidised/ no fees for the best students at Universities.
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not really, unless it was a lot of money; getting good grades is really tough, and getting, say, a £50 gift voucher, won't realistically motivate a person to work hours a day for perhaps many weeks on end (especially for a levels); the reward for getting a grade is the grade itself; putting a pecuniary benefit onto that grade directly isn't putting out the message of the value of grades very well, you should, instead, show how these grades matter in the employment world
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It would work, yes. Not on everyone, but on quite a few people, provided it was a reward worth having. Monetary reward is probably the most effective motivator at that age. It would work, but I wouldn't support it.

Giving people money to not rob people would work as well, but I wouldn't support that either.

I find the idea of paying someone to do what they're supposed to do quite absurd.
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Shouldn't the fact that you're getting a good grade for your subject be an incentive in and of itself?

If not, then you don't deserve to be paid for it.
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Probably, but it's unlikely it will happen any time soon.
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it would work, but isn't there already a money incentive by getting good grades? If you get good grades you are most likely to go to the best universities and thus get higher pay. Also why should someone be giving money in order to get you to work, you work hard for yourself you dont work hard for the good of others. Though most people don't realise that anyway.
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