Hey ok .. well as everyone is posting GCSE.. I shall post my results I got .. which is one of the proudest things of my life as they told me I wouldnt do anywere and never achieve higher than a C.... so when I got these results... lets say I was pretty much jumping about in there faces ..lol
Maths A SpanishA* ICT A RE A Graphics A Science AA Business Studies BB English BB (I wasnt even predicted an C, they wouldnt enter me for the higher paper, I had to get on my knees and beg... the reason being I cant spell) Cit C
So if you guys ever get told you cant do anything they are talking Bull.
I went to the worse school ever in the world, I mean think those school u see on TV all gange like .. only about 5 ppl in a year get decent GCSE .. now im in the 3rd best school in England for A level results.
Anything is achievable, and exams can be retaken remember that!
Also Iv done my A level in Spanish and got an A
Curently taking exams in
Chemisty Biology Maths Psycholoy
A levels are HARD .. don't pick chemisty or maths unless your mental.
I have a Biology exam on Jan the 30th .. ! .. exam stress month
Anyway all of the best luck for you guys and there are always retakes don't stress yourselfs out to much.
Also, Yes I am now applying for Zoology at Uni, Claire helped me with my PS she was really good, so yeah recomended.
Last Edit: Jan 19, 2008 2:25:21 GMT 1 by xxxnashxxx
Well done, you guys! You all seem to do pretty well for yourselves! TH got some clever fans. ;D And hardcore. *wink@Stef*woohoo*claps*
I agree with Nash. Good thing you didn't let anyone get you down! When I was in school and after primary school it was decided whether to recommand kids for Secondary School or Grammar School, I didn't get a recommendation for Grammar School only because I was quite hopeless in Maths. So I went to Secondary School but after two years decided to tackle Grammar School and changed schools. It wasn't easy in the beginning but it wasn't that hard either. Surely, I was never a genius but I did alright for myself and my final exam results weren't too bad. Even if people think you couldn't make it or would struggle too much, doesn't mean that this would be the case. You have to believe in yourself and make it work.
Exam-wise I have to admit I was always a bit lazy and could hardly motivate myself to study. Also I would always forget everything after the exams which got me a bit frustrated at times. Gosh, and how long some of those exams took... 6 hours or so German exam, analysing some literature. It's a bit weird to think about it. These days I wouldn't know where to start and wouldn't have a clue.
lol midori we learnt about all the different types of german school because its reallly different to over here isnt it? , it was really interesting and i think your system works better ours! to be quite honest i cant stand school just the whole thing in general its not somewhere i want to be, people really need to rethink how they should be teaching and running a school.
i think once you know what you really want to do the rest of school seems such a waste of time but you should always try your best at everything just to keep your options open lol im blates TH's hardcor-ist geek.
but then i also passed my piano exam by playing Spring Nicht... lol, im so sad but they are good songs to play.
Post by hellfirejen on Jan 19, 2008 20:24:34 GMT 1
That is a tad geeky. LOL. I never loved exams, though I never got stressed like some people. I don't LOVE education either - I couldn't, for example, do an open university course because it's so self-motivated. What I enjoy is the community of education, classes and lectures, etc. Solo studying I find quite difficult. I really like working as a team, group work, projects, etc. I like group discussion about relevant topics. Though I was a tad bit of a know it all during my last degree. Haha. Only because I'd already worked in industry, so knew a lot about the field we were studying.
Your degree sounds really interesting, Jen! Not my field really - I'm one of those arty farty worthless degree types - but I live with a CSI and I'm learning a lot more about sciencey, crimey type stuff than I ever cared to know before! LOL.
I think I liked exams so much because it was just down to me, I like group work where everyone is motivated, but in school I always seemed to get stuck with people who didnt care and i'd end up doing all the work anyway!
College was hell because I was going through that "not an adult, not a kid" stage and there was a pub just over the road, we'd all go over in our lunch break and come back in the afternoon a little bit tipsy!
I've always been a bookworm, I have books upon books on crime and psychology and stuff, so i thought i might as well give the course a bash, see how it goes!
On another note: I dont know if things have changed now, but is it still the case that mock GCSEs are harder than the real ones? I'm sure our teachers gave us really hard papers and marked us really strictly to worry us, then when our actual exams came round we were so relieved!
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lool =D i know school seems like such a waste i cant stand it i hate being forced to do something but stef your right lool yoo hardcore geek.
School is not a waste and I learnt that the hard way. I'm 18 and after successfully flunking my GCSE's I'm a year or more behind all my friends, who have buggered off to uni and I'm stuck in college, still making up for what I missed when I went off into my own little world!
So just do the best you can till you past your GCSE's/Alevels, get something! and make 'em good high grades!, that way you have more choice over your life and wont have to be forced to doing anything you don't want too.
lol midori we learnt about all the different types of german school because its reallly different to over here isnt it? , it was really interesting and i think your system works better ours!
Gosh yeah, we also learned about the British school system in our English lessons but I know nothing (well, almost). I could never remember any of it. My brain has got no capacity to learn any kind of system, they just confuse me. Don't even ask how long it took me to try and remember all the letters and their right order in "GCSE". Our school system was/is alright... it kept changing so much I find it hard to keep up and actually don't know what it's like these days. It annoyed me a lot because (as usual) it felt like some men were deciding unnecassary changes just to keep themselves occupied. Some time after the wall came down West-Germans voiced concerns that East-Germans' education wouldn't be sufficient enough to work in "their" jobs or go to "their" universities or West-German students who got a place to study at an East-German Uni declined because apparently the education they would receive there wouldn't be as good as in West-Germany. Stupid stuff like that. In East-Germany Grammar School was finished after year 12 but because in some (or even all, I don't know) West-German counties it wasn't finished after year 13 it was decided to change it to 13 school years everywhere because, you can guess, it's apparently better to be in school for 13 years instead of only 12. *cough* I was lucky because my classmates and me were in the last year that was allowed to finish after 12 years. The kids a year younger than us had to do 13 years. (Well, it screwed up our choice to go to the USA to do a year abroad because that would have moved us into the 13-year-school system and we would've been 20 years old by the time we would be doing our A-Levels.) My sister had to do 13 years and was unlucky enough to actually be the last ones because after that it was decided that year 13 was actually a waste of time and not needed to get a good education. Shocking! Not that we knew that from the start...
My little cousin is already learning some English in Kindergarten which I think is brilliant. I had half a year of English lessons when I was in year 3 (being 10 years old). Then our teacher moved schools and the lessons were never continued because there was no other teacher and English wasn't compulsory. When I went to school English lessons weren't compulsory until year 5 (kids being 11/12 years old at that time). That was quite good but I think it's even better they start teaching it to much younger children these days.
Post by tokiohoteluk on Jan 20, 2008 17:26:15 GMT 1
School isn't a waste really, but I know how hard it is to remember that. School gives you OPTIONS. And in life having options is all you want. Who wants to get to 18 or 20 and have only one way to go? Having options means you can do anything.
School also means you can go to university and university is probably the most fun you'll ever have in your life. Firstly, it's easier than A'Levels. So anyone suffering A'Levels right now, be assured a degree is easier. Secondly, university is one big party. I've never been one to limit my friends or social circle based on music/likes & dislikes, so I would go from a hard house club to a rock/goth club in one week. And I'm not even THAT outgoing.
That's great about being an undergraduate is that the studying is easy, you live in a student bubble, so life is simple. The things you have to worry about are whether they guy you snogged on Friday will be at the party you're going to on Saturday, whether there's any fresh bread for toast (lived off the stuff) and whether you can have 6 pints and still make it to a 9am lecture (probably not).
It's 3 years of just fun, simplicity and education. Not the books and stuff, but the real important stuff - meeting new people, learning about other people and cultures, standing on your own two feet (sort of).
Ooh, I went off on one about uni. Good times. I'd love to do it again because I had the best time.
i cant wait to start the gcse courses because ill be doing stuff i actually want to be doing.
and i thought there was a lot more choice in germany, about the type of school you went to. we basically learnt it like this:
you have *gymnasium* which is basically the same as a british grammar school *realschule* which is more vocational and you sit the german equivalent to a GNVQ *hauptschule* which is work based training *gesamtschule* which is like a british comprehensive *fachschule* which is like a techincal college, and is more advanced vocational training
so there's a lot more than just a british comprehensive, grammar or private school. i like germany... its much more intersting than england lol ;D