Whats the point then if grades don't represent intelligence?

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(Original post by A Grade Student)
I am a respectable, hard-working, highly intelligent student who is going places. I do not need to indulge in debauched activities just because everyone else does. I might not have a life and loads of friends and 'shag' loads of women and take drink and drugs, but at least I might change the world one day with my intelligence and contribute something to humanity. That is all i'm bothered about,
well good for you, but what if you die tomorrow? you won´t have time to enjoy everything you´ve worked for.
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I don't want friends and have a vibrant social life because I don't need it. [/QUOTE]
please....that´s a lie.....everybody needs friends.....but keep telling that to yourself, say it a 100 times and it´ll become true.
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damn rite m8. jools goes to Ox4d but he's no stiff! i cant wait to go to LSE and have fun.
LSE!! Woaa man..genius alert..there are so many smart people on this thing it's unbelieveable.. phooar..what you going to study?
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LSE!! Woaa man..genius alert..there are so many smart people on this thing it's unbelieveable.. phooar..what you going to study?
Have you seen his grades?
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(Original post by jndikum)
LSE!! Woaa man..genius alert..there are so many smart people on this thing it's unbelieveable.. phooar..what you going to study?
economics & psychology! cant wait.
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(Original post by mjg)
economics & psychology! cant wait.
[COUGH]EUU at A-level[/COUGH]
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(Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
[COUGH]EUU at A-level[/COUGH]
shut up you!
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because he's on course for 11A*-C grades in his GCSEs, 4A's in his AS's and A2's and a place at 1 of the top unis.
wasn't it lord huntryode who cheated in his gcses?
the bloke who shoved maths notes in his watch and stuff?

or have i got the wrong person [apologies if i have]
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(Original post by Pencil Queen)
This is utter gibber.

Why would Oxbridge be looking for social class in an interview - they will recieve that data about their applicants in September after the results are published. And students from a low social class don't even mean extra funding any more - the only extra funding goes to students from low-participation neighbourhoods - ie to people with certain postcodes. Those post codes are kept confidentially by HEFCE (the funding body) and not released to universities so are ignored when it comes to recruitment.

Oxbridge want the best students regardless of background or privelidge. They believe that interviews and entrance exams are the way to identify these applicants with the most potential and with the personalities most likely to excel in the Oxbridge environment.
what about the oxford access scheme where does that stand?
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(Original post by Buzfvar)
wasn't it lord huntryode who cheated in his gcses?
the bloke who shoved maths notes in his watch and stuff?

or have i got the wrong person [apologies if i have]
Lord Huntroyde hasn't done his GCSEs yet, or so I believe.

Are you refering to the thread a while back, when people were discussing methods of cheating and Mr White put forward the suggestion to hide notes in the toilet systern and request to be escorted to "relieve himself" midway through the exam?
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If indeed 'A Grade Student' is being serious (which I highly doubt unless he truely is as as disgracefully closed minded as he sounds), then I would certainly like to challenge his views on one or two points.

Firstly, please don't be under the impression that good grades equal a good job. When I was at my Sixth Form, I was one of only two people to get AAAA in my A-levels and my AS level. Now I am at University, everyone on my course (200+ people) has at least AAB. This means I have to prove myself as a person and not just as a set of grades on a piece of paper.

When you turn up for a job interview once you graduate, you are going to be asked some questions about what you have been up to at uni. If you tell them you have done nothing but study, you WILL get rejected. Employability is all about grades, skills, work experience and personal qualities. That means that having a social life, playing sports, being in societies and having a job is going to put you ahead of the person who sat in their room all day studying.

P.S. If you really are going to influence humanity in the way you plan to, please stop talking to other people in such a patronising way- there are enough pompus gits in positions of power as it is! P.S. Your need to define yourself by your grade, 'A Grade Student', makes me sucpicious of your ability to possess of any redeeming qualities at all!
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to the original poster, you may be highly intellgient but when it comes to actually getting a job there will be thousands of people with 3 or 4 A's at a level and a good degree but the likelyhood is they will have done something to enhance their CV. For example at my uni, they have told us that it is a totally wasted opportunity if you don't do extra ciricular activitis and that they would rather have well rounded people with 2:1 than a load of people that don't contribute to uni life with firsts.

For instance have you ever
1) had A job
2) done some decent work experience
3) done charity work
4) sports
5) societies of some kind
6) Music
7) in general life

You have to build up interpersonal sklills etc that will be useful to an employer, whats the point of hiring someone if they are really hard orking but incapable of team work etc.

Also if you try to report people for drinking you will just get laughed at.
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Great minds think alike
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indeedy, i saw your post just as I had finnsihed mine
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Great minds think alike
fools seldom differ!!!!
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(Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
fools seldom differ!!!!
A quote originally given by Mr. White, I believe. Where has he got to anyway?
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(Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
fools seldom differ!!!!
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A quote originally given by Mr. White, I believe. Where has he got to anyway?
He was not the first to say it. Mr. White has gobe under-cover since the police found out where he was.
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(Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
He was not the first to say it. Mr. White has gobe under-cover since the police found out where he was.
I thought he was first - who was then?
I'm worried about him, is he in big trouble or is it in his imagination; paranoia and all that.
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I thought he was first - who was then?
I'm worried about him, is he in big trouble or is it in his imagination; paranoia and all that.
Someone who is probably now dead. It is an old saying, such as great minds think alike. No one knows who said it first, but it has often been repeated.
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Are you refering to the thread a while back, when people were discussing methods of cheating and Mr White put forward the suggestion to hide notes in the toilet systern and request to be escorted to "relieve himself" midway through the exam?
What thread was that - I don't remember seeing it.

It sounds very... uh... interesting.
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