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Think this is fair?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
This one is about other students, not myself.

Do you really think it is fair for those who really puts down the effort and still struggle? We currently have GCSE level physics, chemistry, biology and maths one year before.. I am not saying I am struggling with this, it's a piece of cake, but other students that really want the higher marks struggle and struggle, and the more the teacher advances, the harder it is for them to keep up. I really feel sorry for them.

What are your opinion(s) on this?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm not really sure I understand the question. Do you mean you are taking your GCSEs a year before you should be?

    In general I think it's just the way of the world that some people are naturally intelligent and can get away with doing very little whilst some people work very very hard and still don't seem to come away with much. Personally I can get away with doing the bare minimum which I don't like, because it gives me the opportunity to be lazy and in the past I've often become complacent.

    Edited due to poor spelling. :rolleyes:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My sis is at a secondary school and they take two years to do their GCSE's. It's not the teacher's fault for going on with new material, it's the students fault if they don't stick their hand up and ask for help. My sis gets biology tutoring from me and I help her with any other subjects I did at A level.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yeah i agree with the concept that the naturally intelligent do have an easier time than the people that really lay down the effort, However I do have problems understanding why it is a good idea going ahead schedule with school work. We do have the international level for a reason, don't we?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    well I wasn't able to take any early at my school as it just wasn't allowed..I believe if the option is there..then you should be able to choose whether you do it or not..it shudn't be chosen by the school because they don't really know how much you've taken in...if i'd taken my science early ( like my mates at another school ) I wudda failed...that extra year brought me up from a D grade to a C grade overall!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    presumably people should be in assigned groups, if they are taking gcse's at school?! so that more able students are able to progress quicker and take a higher tear of paper than less able students.
    i think having mixed ability groups just has a negative effect on the class as a whole tbh - smarter students are held back but less able students struggle more... its not fair, but intergration is the way of the world these days... :yeees:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Considering the circumstances, I would learn very complicated physics if i was given the work that was pedagogical to a certain extent. Take for example, I like studying quantum physics.
    However, I would not have a problem with the courses that I do not specialise if they were raised. Take for example, Art is not where my ambition lies, but I would still be able to cope if the bar was raised.

    Think how much more students would learn if the curriculum was specialised for every individual. I know this idea is hard to put into action because how do we know what student is more potent in and less potent in? I do also want to emphasise that i do not want the bar to be lowered, never. If the bar is lowered, then the idea of students learning more in one subject and less in another is used instead. The student might have problem later in life with courses that are compulsory.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    otter wrote:
    presumably people should be in assigned groups, if they are taking gcse's at school?! so that more able students are able to progress quicker and take a higher tear of paper than less able students.
    i think having mixed ability groups just has a negative effect on the class as a whole tbh - smarter students are held back but less able students struggle more... its not fair, but intergration is the way of the world these days... :yeees:

    For some reaon, we had that in every subject apart fron science. This meant that I didn't learn what I needed to and didn't do as well because of this.
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