Originally posted by Boffy
Tomorrow I get the results of my AS level Exams(I am 17) and i was wondering how other people deal with the situation. Do you look forward to the results and do you have anything you do for good luck before you get them(i may need it).
Now for a rant, at my college the results are displayed on a board for everyone to see. Does anyone agree that this is a stupid and unfair practice. I understand the need for teachers to know the results but is it necessary for you friends (and enemies) to find out.
Congrats on passing your exams, from across the pond.
I, also believe this might be illegal practice over here in the states (but not sure which levels of education it is illegal at, perhaps, only high school and post-secondary education?)
The teachers should already have the results (aren't they the ones doing the grading?)
Posting of grades is a controversial issue in the educational realm. Some feel it leads to an improvement because of the competetive effect, others argue to contrary. What the other poster here may be referring to is the posting of grades with student IDs (which, coincidentally) happens to be 9 times out of 10 their social security numbers.
I don't think they have ss numbers in the UK, but in the US, once somebody has that, they could pretty much ruin your life by ruining your credit.
That, *WAS* deemed illegal.
Passing the A series in the UK is a big deal. We have smart students over here on our side of the pond, but typically our high school education system pales in comparison to other european systems.
Indiana has a test called the I-Step. This test tests the students from grade school (primary school) to high school (secondary school, college preparotory, etc.). Just recently, they made the last exam in the series a graduation qualifying exam.
Now, we have a rush of people not graduating high schook, but turning around and getting their ged (an equivalency diploma.)
I haven't seen the test myself (I only took it once, when it was first instituted) so I don't know how difficult it is. What I remember of the test was it seemed like a bunny (a real easy test) at the time, but I have heard they have made it more difficult.
Again, congrats from our side of the pond.