Is it harder to get the grades at Oxbridge?Watch
Isn't Scotland over the 50% mark already?
I can't think of anyone who thinks that the 50% target is a good thing.
In fact the government have swept it under the carpet; you don't hear much talk of the 50% target by them these days. There's nothing wrong with doing a U-turn and just admitting you were wrong.
Has Blair ever admitted he was wrong?
Thanks for your responses.
I still don't believe there's that much difference.
Re the comments on Moliere reading earlier, I think my mum said she had to do something like the play over two weeks (can't remember what play it was) never mind over the holidays.
BTW The Oxford-Moliere thing was about doing the set text reading over the vacs (which is when you are supposed to do it). Of course, if you don't do it over the hols, you have to do it in term time, which means you have to read three plays (in a week!) plus all the secondary lit AND write an essay. (AND do all of the rest of the week's work) I did it a couple of times and man, it wasn't pleasant. shudders at the memory and remembers the caffeine jitters
Mind you, I had to work through the vac to be able to eat during term time, so I didn't have much of an option there!
It has the knock on effect of meaning she'll graduate around the time I graduate, and i'm a quarter of the way through a 4 year degree, and she has been doing this one since before my GCSE's
She's going to do Info Systems now, so looks like I'm going to be teaching her Java
What degree's your mum doing AMM?
That is the greatest thing about France, a really decent bottle of french wine costs the same as a bottle of the cheapest plonk over here.
However I do read books about la revolution francaise
Sorry to butt into the conversation - But is it true that if you take a gap year, that you don't have to pay top-up fees for the year after? Does this mean that the number of applicants for next year's courses should be normal, rather than increased due to Blair thinking he understands what's best for the nation when infact he's an idiot?
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Yep, that's true
What doesn't seem fair, though, is the attitude that seems to be prevalent at the moment that it is somehow discriminatory for an employer to take someone on with a lower class of degree because they have gone to a particular university. Surely someone with a 2.2 from Oxbridge should be able to be taken over someone with a 2.1 from a former poly, simply because the degree proves more about that student's ability (they came at say the 80th percentile of students who are all in the top 10% of the country - this still puts them at say the top 8%). To do otherwise really is discriminatory.