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08-22-2008 01:51 PM  12 years ago
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Ollie West

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GCSE Results
Anyone on here apart from me pick up there results only a few days ago? Heres what I got.

Religious Studies - C
Drama - D
DT (Product Design) - C
English - C
Maths - C
History - D
Science - B

A grade C is a pass so I qualify for A Levels at College

Ollie
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08-22-2008 03:17 PM  12 years ago
helimatt

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You must use a different scale over there- I those were my grades I certainly wouldn't be advertising them Never, ever, ever, ever give up.
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08-22-2008 05:47 PM  12 years ago
Ollie West

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Yes I know there not the best but they have got me from A to B.

Not sure if there different over the pond.
Trex 600ESP, 401/9254, Plettenberg Orbit 25-8 (Running on 8S), Align DS620's, AR7000.
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08-22-2008 05:50 PM  12 years ago
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The grade scale has to be different over there. I don't think I could have got into college with those grades let alone a scholarship.
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08-22-2008 10:32 PM  12 years ago
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Grades are different - the UK grades are based on a distribution (so many % of the candidates get A, so many % get B etc). But even still those aren't grades to brag about.
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08-23-2008 01:34 AM  12 years ago
helimatt

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might be a better system than "everyone gets A's and B's" we try to use around here. If you get a C you've really messed up.Never, ever, ever, ever give up.
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08-23-2008 02:31 AM  12 years ago
cjteach

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Interesting. The grade scale in the UK must be very different than here.

75% or better to take the next level in mathematics; those "D"s would have to be retaken if the courses were needed to transfer. No curves allowed (that % distribution) and those grades would prompt academic probation at ASU if the student was attending on scholarship or grants.
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08-23-2008 09:47 AM  12 years ago
Ollie West

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College requires 5 C grades or above, thats what I attained so I dont think their as bad as what some of you have said.Trex 600ESP, 401/9254, Plettenberg Orbit 25-8 (Running on 8S), Align DS620's, AR7000.
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08-23-2008 10:08 AM  12 years ago
Arthur

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Sorry to sound like a boring old fart [wifey says I am] but in my day ,you either passed or you failed. None of this grade stuff. Sorry to carry on, but your last post contained a spelling mistake and a grammar error. Yes I am a miserable old sod.
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08-23-2008 10:19 AM  12 years ago
Drunk Monk

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so I dont think their as bad as what some of you have said.
Your english just dropped to a D, should be they're

Better than the grades I got at school as I only got one C and that was for science lol Colleges over here don't seem to care too much as long as you have decent english and maths grades.

Stephen

I only open my mouth to change feet.....
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08-23-2008 03:02 PM  12 years ago
cjteach

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Actually. since you brought it up, in the first post there should have been they're. In the subsequent post their should have been they're. Same confusion with different results.

If you can say "they are" it is a contraction "they're here" (Try restating the sentence without the contraction)

If it is a possession it is "their" as in "their grades" (I is in that word, a personal possessive, that's a hint)

If it is a location it is "there" as in "your record is there on the table" (see the word "here" in that word? that's a hint)

Very common mistakes made by a many folks on this site and elsewhere.

~end of lesson~

I promised someone when I started posting here I would not "get all pedantic" on grammar. Sometimes it is tough to control myself.
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08-23-2008 03:30 PM  12 years ago
Arthur

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CJ, if you are into English history you might appreciate "The Pedants Revolt" by Which Tyler.
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08-23-2008 04:19 PM  12 years ago
"Cam"

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Good on ya mate for doing badly.. now you won’t be fed through the education system to see if you are obedient to the pen-pushers! Garage job, Tesco or MaccyD’s for you!
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08-23-2008 04:34 PM  12 years ago
Drunk Monk

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Get a McJob, just think of all the free food!
Stephen

I only open my mouth to change feet.....
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08-23-2008 04:47 PM  12 years ago
cjteach

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Thanks Arthur. I am a pretty big fan of Umberto Eco and S. I. Hayakawa.

Then there is this news item. Over the top...
http://www.abc15.com/news/local/sto...e3-f57583d0b849
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08-23-2008 11:25 PM  12 years ago
llamont

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Anyone on here apart from me pick up there results only a few days ago? Heres what I got.

Religious Studies - C
Drama - D
DT (Product Design) - C
English - C
Maths - C
History - D
Science - B

A grade C is a pass so I qualify for A Levels at College

Ollie
Ollie:

If I were you, I'd spend less time fooling around with RC Helicopters and I'd spend a lot more time getting my grades together. Of course, my parents would've never let me have any fun with marks like those. "Get it together buddy!" As strange as it may sound, there's more to this life than this wonderful hobby.

If you are struggling with specific areas, look for help. I'm sure you know how to use the internet to find rc helicopter related information. You can do the same to find academic information. From the looks of your grades, you do "just enough" work to get-by when in reality, you have so much more potential. Shoot for better grades the next time and see how you feel. Although your marks may be good enough to get you from point A to point B right now, eventually, you are going to be reaching for more selective goals (such as acceptance into a university)where your marks will be compared to a bunch of applicants with better than average grades. Then you will not be able to go from point A to point B. It's not too late for you but you really need to think about what you want to do in life (in terms of attending a university).

Good luck and I know you can do better work than the grades that you displayed.

Take care
Loren
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08-23-2008 11:29 PM  12 years ago
Drunk Monk

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College requires 5 C grades or above, thats what I attained
What was the 5th C? you only listed 4

Stephen

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08-24-2008 01:28 AM  12 years ago
cjteach

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"5th C" I took that as a C average, the B making up for the D. A good old US 2.0 with a 4.0 being all As. My daughter had to score 3.75 or better to get into her program at the University.
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08-24-2008 06:54 AM  12 years ago
"Cam"

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If I were you, I'd spend less time fooling around with RC Helicopters and I'd spend a lot more time getting my grades together. Of course, my parents would've never let me have any fun with marks like those. "Get it together buddy!" As strange as it may sound, there's more to this life than this wonderful hobby.
I spent all my college years messing around with electrics, planes then helis, even a few nitros.

All depends what job finds you.
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08-24-2008 03:00 PM  12 years ago
TachyonDriver

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Well - at least you came out of school with something, however here's hoping you can manage the A levels. I would not have thought that Cs were a high enough standard to continue the necessary learning capacity to pass the A levels.... unless they've got easier over the years (could explain a lot with current society - can't come up with great engineering triumphs any more so let's go all PC and soft).

No wonder the world's going down the pan and NASA haven't sorted Mars out yet

Tach.
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