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

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FudgeMonkey
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(Original post by Egan1)
Ah yes, that's the one.
Omg, did Mr White actually cheat!?! Jesus, u had such respect for him! Maybe Mr Black should kick his ass....actually no, please dont...i do not like violence **hides in the corner, eating his fudge**
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Omg, did Mr White actually cheat!?! Jesus, u had such respect for him! Maybe Mr Black should kick his ass....actually no, please dont...i do not like violence **hides in the corner, eating his fudge**
I mean I had such respect for him, not you!
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Exams are designed to test an individual, so suceeding through any means without being caught is effectively being tested, correct?
*chuckles*
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To the thread starter - for many years I had the same attitude as yourself - I still do, to a degree. If you're mature for your years, you find books more stimulating than many people your own age.

As well, it's seriously enraging to be abused and laughed at by people you know you can run intellectual rings around, who try to bully you because they're jealous of your intelligence. So the only way to get back is to prove that you're better than the malicious little thugs by performing so spectacularly that you can't be discounted. I know, I did it.

Read the book "Ender's Game", by Orson Scott Card. For anyone in the position we've been in, it's uplifting stuff.

And yet, not all people are like those thugs. The older you get, the more people you will find in education that you are on the same wavelength as, or at least this was my experience. Most of the animals left at the end of GCSE. I despised school up until that point. I quite liked sixth form. I have just started at university (in Durham), and I am liking that as well.

On another note, socialising does not have to include casual sex, alcohol and drugs, or indeed any of the above. One of the fixtures of my week is a Tuesday night Scrabble session. (:

Many people are not worthwhile, but some are. Give them a chance.
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FudgeMonkey
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Intelliagance has seemed to make the original poster bitter.....he seems to think that people h8 him because he is clever and that they are jealou - and not because he comes across smug and arrogant or that he actually wouldnt make a good friend, because he would have time for them..
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I would suggest that it is entirely possible that in the past people have hated him because they were jealous of his intelligence. In the social hierarchy of schools up to age 16, or at least the schools I went to, the intelligent are normally right at the bottom unless they actively hide it, to be frank. Having so many people dislike you for such a patently ridiculous reason causes one to lose almost all faith in humanity, and put up a wall. But there are nice people out there too, and if you keep up a wall, it keeps them out as well. To continue the analogy, why don't you (original poster) occasionally look over the battlements at someone who seems interesting, and if it looks like you might like them, at least let them onto the drawbridge, and see what develops.
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There are so many more important things in life than grades please go and get a life. If you really are as intelligent as you claim then you would realise this and know that there is more to life than getting a job and earning lots of money, at the end of the day i would rather have friends than all the money in the world. And before u accuse me of being jealous i'm not- i got 10 A* and 2 A's at GCSE, am predicted 5 A's at A level, got 100% in all the Maths Biology and Psychology AS modules and 99% in chemistry. I don't come from a loaded family and go to the local comprehensive school out of choice because I want to mix with a more diverse range of people than I think I would meet at the nearby grammar school. Yes I do want to do well for myself in life and tend to stay in cramming when i'm on study leave but the rest of the year I go out with friends most nights, I have a job, do voluntary work, go to concerts, go to glastonbury every year without fail and generally get as much as possible out of my life- if you really are intelligent you should be able to have the best of both worlds. And by the way drinking, sex, drugs etc are fun u should try them sumtime!
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(Original post by devilschild)
There are so many more important things in life than grades please go and get a life.
Agreed, but I would argue that a system designed to judge academic ability is worthless if it fails to do that. Although no system is perfect, the current exam system, in my opinion, does not test actual intelligence, but ability to memorise facts and methods...
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People keep saying grades don't represent intelligence and that if you have 4 A's or whatever it doesn't mean anything about how clever you are. And that universities still won't accept you and stuff with 4 A's. Is this because the people that are saying it are jealous of people that get good grades? That's what I think.

Grades are the most important thing and they do represent how clever a person is. Do you think universities care if you have a social life? I don't. I think people who say "Oh but I have a life thats why I didn't get all A's" are stupid. Universities won't care about you having a social life they will just think you are a waster and care more about having fun than working.

And if grades aren't important then what is the point then? Answer me that? Why am I bothering to do A-Levels if they are useless and getting all A's doesn't mean anything? So i'm just wasting my time am I? Maybe I should just drop out then and look for a job if they are useless?

I hate it that people are undermining my efforts by saying my hard work at A-Levels is pointless and all A's doesn't mean anything. Yes I don't have a social life and am a loner and only concentrate on my grades and play computer games and stuff to relax, but universities won't care about this they only care about my grades. So shut up all the ones that say A's don't mean anything, you are just jealous thats all.
yeah i totally agree even though i got crap grades
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