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Old Jul 21st 2005, 3:47 pm
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I love this idea I'm going to try and get my A-level results retrospectively done.

Liz Beattie, a retired teacher, will call on the association's annual gathering in Buxton, Derbyshire, to "delete the word 'fail' from the educational vocabulary to be replaced with the concept of 'deferred success'".
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Old Jul 21st 2005, 3:49 pm
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I love this idea I'm going to try and get my A-level results retrospecively done.
Does the deferral have to have a set time limit or can it be unlimited?

I guess "Deferred Successes" are for the "Cerebrally Challenged"
 
Old Jul 21st 2005, 3:52 pm
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Does the deferral have to have a set time limit or can it be unlimited?
I failed O-Level art. I didn't just fail, I got a U. I'm still pissed about it and now demand a retrial. I mean, how can anyone fail art. It ain't right.
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Old Jul 21st 2005, 3:54 pm
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Originally Posted by sibsie
I failed O-Level art. I didn't just fail, I got a U. I'm still pissed about it and now demand a retrial. I mean, how can anyone fail art. It ain't right.
O-Level art to me used to be a morning off school, still managed to get a CSE grade 2 (ours was a 16+ exam). You must have been really bad.
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I failed O-Level art. I didn't just fail, I got a U. I'm still pissed about it and now demand a retrial. I mean, how can anyone fail art. It ain't right.
No no no, you didnt fail it at all. You simply deferred your pass until you can convince the examiners they interpreted your masterpieces badly. Er, you did turn up to it didnt you?
 
Old Jul 21st 2005, 4:01 pm
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Er, you did turn up to it didnt you?
Yeah I went along and everything. I'd done my project piece the night before using some cottonwool, some old wallpaper and dad's house paint. But it's all subjective, who's to say that my masterpiece wasn't a masterpiece.
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Yeah I went along and everything. I'd done my project piece the night before using some cottonwool, some old wallpaper and dad's house paint. But it's all subjective, who's to say that my masterpiece wasn't a masterpiece.
Exactly! I mean I'd grade Picasso a U but theres lots of people pay millions for his doodles....here perhaps you art is now worth a fair bit instead?
 
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Originally Posted by sibsie
I failed O-Level art. I didn't just fail, I got a U. I'm still pissed about it and now demand a retrial. I mean, how can anyone fail art. It ain't right.
Sibsie,

You're not alone -- sad to say I got a U in art too. It ruined my life
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Originally Posted by sibsie
I failed O-Level art. I didn't just fail, I got a U. I'm still pissed about it and now demand a retrial. I mean, how can anyone fail art. It ain't right.

I got an A level in art....with my writing drawing hand in a cast.......to fail in art must mean you are some kind of super wizzkid....it takes real talent......
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Originally Posted by sibsie
I love this idea I'm going to try and get my A-level results retrospectively done.
shes obviously visited the usa too much where no kids sports team seems to come last just in case it scars them psycologically (sp)

what nonsense, are kids not supposed to have a spirit of competition in them anymore?
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Old Jul 22nd 2005, 3:23 am
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No no no, you didnt fail it at all.
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Old Jul 22nd 2005, 3:32 am
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Originally Posted by BritGuyTN

what nonsense, are kids not supposed to have a spirit of competition in them anymore?
It's probably to stop the parents going postal with the coach though...
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