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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Jonah, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Lucy

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    I had an argument with the outlaws about this whilst meeting them at a National Trust this weekend. I asked why the use the word illegal rather than refugees and reminded them they are people. No one can argue that but you can see how the media have just told them these people are bad. The media has a hell of a lot to answer for, the dehuminsation is awful. Anything to take away from the car crash of Covid. Lets open the things we delayed opening because we had a spike, even though the spike has got higher. Shitstorms everywhere.
     
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    Having been involved in picking up people stranded at sea on two occasions I am very uneasy about the idea for the RN to 'turn' the boats away if that is how I am reading it. These boats are inevitably overcrowded, and not capable of dealing with anything other than very calm sea conditions. It's a fundamental law of the sea to render assistance and I don't care what their origins or intentions are. They can sort that out later.
     
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    It would be interesting to print a Daily Mail every day, based on the reaction to current actual events, but as though Corbyn was Prime Minister.

    He would probably have been deposed by now - especially after putting his brother and the son of a KGB officer into the House of Lords.
     
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    And aren't we now all getting the internet?!
     
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    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    If we do, it will be a proper English internet, not some loony-lefty, Soviet one.
     
  6. Lucy

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    I look forward to 512kb.
     
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    Actually in this case my students would count as the 'rich kids' - I work in a very nice school in an affluent area.

    It always makes me chuckle when I park in the sixth form car park - my piece of crap car sticks out like a sore thumb!
     
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    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Is it a paid for place, or can anyone go if they live there? I'm hearing colleges saying they took a battering this year, yet A*s are at record highs if you look at the whole country?
     
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    I don't understand why the university/college year has to start so soon this year. Wouldn't it be better to let students sit their A levels when the re-sits should happen and take those results?

    Anyone who fails could then perhaps be given an average score of their exam score, mock score and teacher assessment score.

    Not ideal but it would probably be fairer so that students get somewhere near the scores they've worked hard for.

    I'm sure Unis and colleges could catch up the lost time over say the first two years of study.
     
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    No it's not a grammar, anyone can go but our catchment area is very affluent.

    Yeah I read that statistically the results are better than ever - it's worth noting teachers are now 4 years into the new exams specifications that were introduced in 2016.

    Results always get better as teachers refine resources (and actually work out what they're supposed to be doing!)
     
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    I think it's more of a matter of not having the teachers to teach them!

    Essentially we'd have a Yr14 and no space in the timetable for them!

    Schools can't afford to take on extra teachers and it would be unfair for student to learn content themselves and then be expected to perform well in the exam.
     
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    Obviously, we're not going to involve them in this 'assessment' process, but I suspect that predictions from other pupils would be fairly accurate - we all knew who we would be trying to copy from...
     
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    Went for a walk with the family to the Millennium Green this morning, 4 generations of us.... I really wish I had thought to take a picture....
     
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    Eton mess?
     
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    Title of his sex tape
     
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    I thought ours was Chinese?
     
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    Relaxing in the sunshine yesterday in Norfolk, a gorgeous afternoon in an idyllic place in The Broads, total bliss.
    Went to put my flip flop back on and felt something slimy, found this massive snake in my shoe. It actually had a massive horn.

    I did scream out loud, but apparently it wasn’t a snake, it was a caterpillar.
    Lime hawk moth I think.

    After my initial horror, I put it back in the grass and it burrowed into to the soil so I think it survived the trauma of my screaming like a banshee.

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