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    (Original post by magicalsausage)
    The amount of snobbery there exists towards chavs (not a term I consider offensive, unlike "ned") never ceases to amaze me. Yes, there are many who are violent or disorderly, but to label everyone who dresses and speaksa certain way as a ned (a word with very specific meaning, lest we forget) is nothing more than blatant prejudice. There are many people in my school who would be considered "neds" by some of you because of the way they dress and perhaps do not succeed in school, but are nevertheless decent, friendly people. To label them as "neds" just because of the actions of a small minority is as bad as making assumptions based on religion, race or sex.
    LOL, that is probably one of the funniest posts I have read on this forum! Absolute classic!
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    (Original post by shiny)
    I didn't realise you were Scottish?

    I'm an honarary Scot


    Yeah I'm Scottish through and through. So how did you get the special privalege of becoming an honorary Scot. Where do you come from?
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    (Original post by Dancin Bill)
    5As at higher isnt that hard to do provided you put enough effort into it. the reason the percentage is so low is because of the neds and layabouts who do nothing at school
    I would just like to disagree with that. I tried my hardest in those exams and didn't get 5 A's and I can tell you I am not a ned. I am also not a layabout who did nothing at school - so there!
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    (Original post by Aj_uk)
    Yeah I'm Scottish through and through. So how did you get the special privalege of becoming an honorary Scot. Where do you come from?
    I am from south of the border but honarary Scottishness was bestowed upon me by fellow Scottish UKLers because I started the official (and successful) campaign to get us a Scottish Highers sub-forum!
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    (Original post by shiny)
    I am from south of the border but honarary Scottishness was bestowed upon me by fellow Scottish UKLers because I started the official (and successful) campaign to get us a Scottish Highers sub-forum!

    Well done hehe! You def get the title honorary Scot :cool:
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    (Original post by magicalsausage)
    The amount of snobbery there exists towards chavs (not a term I consider offensive, unlike "ned") never ceases to amaze me. Yes, there are many who are violent or disorderly, but to label everyone who dresses and speaksa certain way as a ned (a word with very specific meaning, lest we forget) is nothing more than blatant prejudice. There are many people in my school who would be considered "neds" by some of you because of the way they dress and perhaps do not succeed in school, but are nevertheless decent, friendly people. To label them as "neds" just because of the actions of a small minority is as bad as making assumptions based on religion, race or sex.
    Magicalsausage, I think that was very well put - I agree with you entirely.

    rts, you could try the Oxfam music specialist shop on Byres Road in Glasgow for a record player - they might have one or they might be able to put you in touch with people selling them. Sometimes there's adverts up for that kind of stuff and sometimes they have some in the shop itself. If I think of any other places that might be worth a try, I'll let you know.

    I also think the ability to get 5 As depends on what subjects one takes/is allowed to take. I know personally I don't think I'd have done as well had I been forced to take Higher Maths - I might have got an A in it but my other subjects would have slipped and I'd have certainly been a lot more stressed than I was during Fifth Year (which was REALLY stressed to begin with!)
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    (Original post by ecossaise)
    I also think the ability to get 5 As depends on what subjects one takes/is allowed to take. I know personally I don't think I'd have done as well had I been forced to take Higher Maths - I might have got an A in it but my other subjects would have slipped and I'd have certainly been a lot more stressed than I was during Fifth Year (which was REALLY stressed to begin with!)
    I have to agree, though I felt seriously stressed in sixth year - don't want my exam results! lol! Might cry

    In fifth year some of my friends found it harder than others, while some got good marks others didn't. So I think the subjects you choose and even the teachers you get can influence whether you get 5 A's or fail.
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    ok i seem to have peev a few people off here, i dont mean to say that not getting 5As makes you a ned or a layabout. in fact the irony in the fact that i got 5As despite being both lazy and stupid makes what i said pretty hypocritical. the reason i jump to these kind of comments is because my year group was chock full of idiots who were chavs (and no not nice chavs), spent half the time causing trouble around the school and made no attempt at school. the fact that they were allowed to come to my school (yes its an independant (open the floodgates for accusations of prejudice)) despite these things was sadly because their parents could pay their fees. there are plenty people who cant afford private education but are highly capable and industrious and id rather have them in place of those who didnt value the priviledge that they had.
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    [QUOTE=Aj_uk]I have to agree, though I felt seriously stressed in sixth year - don't want my exam results! lol! Might cry /QUOTE]

    Me too - the waking up in the middle of the night and the scary dreams about the results coming through the letterbox began about ten days ago and will continue until August the 10th!
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    (Original post by ecossaise)
    [Me too - the waking up in the middle of the night and the scary dreams about the results coming through the letterbox began about ten days ago and will continue until August the 10th!
    lol, I'm with you on that. I dont think I've done to well this year though. I tried really hard only to go in and forget the easiest of things, gggrrrrrrrrrrr
    I wanted to do well but I dont think its gonna happen. lol!
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    (Original post by Dancin Bill)
    ok i seem to have peev a few people off here, i dont mean to say that not getting 5As makes you a ned or a layabout. in fact the irony in the fact that i got 5As despite being both lazy and stupid makes what i said pretty hypocritical. the reason i jump to these kind of comments is because my year group was chock full of idiots who were chavs (and no not nice chavs), spent half the time causing trouble around the school and made no attempt at school. the fact that they were allowed to come to my school (yes its an independant (open the floodgates for accusations of prejudice)) despite these things was sadly because their parents could pay their fees. there are plenty people who cant afford private education but are highly capable and industrious and id rather have them in place of those who didnt value the priviledge that they had.
    Um, I don't think you can justify calling yourself "stupid" when you got 5As, especially since you claim to not have tried that hard!

    I think I know who you are...
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    I wonder what the percentage getting 3 As at Advanced Higher is (or even the percentage of 5th years who actually go on to sit 3 AHs) - im guessing it's rather low!
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    Probably very small! I think there's only two in my year of about 160- myself (blame Cambridge) and my friend, who's already done most of the AH Gaelic course as AH and Higher are taught in the one class

    (Original post by Aj_uk)
    lol, I'm with you on that. I dont think I've done to well this year though. I tried really hard only to go in and forget the easiest of things, gggrrrrrrrrrrr
    I wanted to do well but I dont think its gonna happen. lol!
    I really did do my best and worked hard but I think at the very least I'm going to get a bad grade in at least geography . There's always appeals *sigh*
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    (Original post by Acaila)
    I really did do my best and worked hard but I think at the very least I'm going to get a bad grade in at least geography . There's always appeals *sigh*
    Everyone has doubts, but I'm sure you'll get great results
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    loving appeals lol!
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    (Original post by Hellsbells)
    Everyone has doubts, but I'm sure you'll get great results
    I hope it's just doubts. but I feel a lot worse than last year
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    (Original post by Acaila)
    I hope it's just doubts. but I feel a lot worse than last year
    Well, we just have to wait and see. Three weeks tomorrow
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    EEEK!
    (I just exclaimed "Oh God!" out loud).
    Now I'm frightened {shakes}
    What subjects did you do this year btw?
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    (Original post by Acaila)
    EEEK!
    (I just exclaimed "Oh God!" out loud).
    Now I'm frightened {shakes}
    What subjects did you do this year btw?
    Aww *hugs* sorry for frightening you!!

    I did AH biology, chem and maths - and need AAA for Oxford.

    I take it you're hoping for 5 As?
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    It's what I want and it's what I'm predicted. But as I moaned before I'm petrified about geography. I hope I at least passed
 
 
 
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