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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-43599684

Students with exams this summer should study for seven hours a day over the Easter holidays, an education expert has said.

Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council, published the advice on the council's website.

He said: "That may seem a lot, but the students who get the best grades will be working this hard."

 

 

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13 minutes ago, One percent said:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-43599684

Students with exams this summer should study for seven hours a day over the Easter holidays, an education expert has said.

Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council, published the advice on the council's website.

He said: "That may seem a lot, but the students who get the best grades will be working this hard."

 

 

don't forget 3 hours to learn the religious text of your choice by heart as well, 8 hours sleep leaves only 6 hours for minecraft

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7 minutes ago, Sgt Hartman said:

Oh, do fuck off Barnaby.

At least six hours per day should be spent chasing girls, reading books (not school issue) chatting to mates and generally dicking about. If you're so minded, a couple of hours of Shakespeare or whatever irrelevant wibble is on the syllabus these days should do the job.

Fuck sake, half the adult population don't put in seven hours a day Barnaby, you snivelling gonk.

 

That doesn't leave much time for wanking and smoking pot. 

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45 minutes ago, One percent said:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-43599684

Students with exams this summer should study for seven hours a day over the Easter holidays, an education expert has said.

Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council, published the advice on the council's website.

He said: "That may seem a lot, but the students who get the best grades will be working this hard."

 

 

Barnaby Lenon...that’s some moniker! xD

IMO BL’s main focus is school targets and getting schools to the top.

I hope parents don’t take Barnaby’s advice seriously and force their kids to study in their holidays. Of course some will and their kids will be pressured.

Thinking back to my school days, a long time ago, school days were fun in comparison to nowadays. I noticed with my own kids that homework increased considerably and that teachers gave my kids projects to do over the weekend. While I helped my kids to do the stuff they were given I wrote quite a number of scathing letters to the school that I resented our weekends being taken up by doing the teachers job!

I managed to leave school at age 16 with A’s in olevels for English and arithmetic plus others and move immediately into full time decent paid work and I don’t recall ever spending hours in the evening or in holiday periods studying.

I feel sorry for the young. IMO education has lost the plot. It has little to do with producing rounded citizens.....oops sorry, we’re viewed as consumers these days. Even advanced education has been financialised now. It doesn’t benefit the kids!

 

Edited by Economic Exile

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Choose Easy Street.

Learn a trade or skill, or work in a closed shop, or a highly unionised industry. Or better still be born into a family business or know a family member higher up and make use of nepotism. Ssssh but don't tell anyone.

Edited by 201p

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Another aspect of childhood that IMO is being marred is competition regarding clothing.

A long time ago when I was a kid clothing was functional and no one cared as long as they had decent shoes, coats etc. It didn’t matter if you were riding a bike, roller skating or messing about in the woods. No one gave a shit about clothes.

Now I see posts with kids dressed in expensive bike riding, running, gym and riding gear, trainers, expensive wellies etc. Hundreds of pounds in some pictures. 

My nephew and his wife have succumbed to spending money on e.g. hunter wellies and posting on FB to let everyone see how “well off” they are! 

FFS! Wellies for kids should be bought cheaply because in a year they won’t fit....

Nephew and wife also listen to school “hierarchy” and one of their kids got referred to psychologists. I like to think that I influenced them a little by asking them/putting forward ideas to reconsider and withdraw from psychological services. IMO kid was normal and thankfully they did withdraw him from the assessment process.

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2 hours ago, One percent said:

Students with exams this summer should study for seven hours a day over the Easter holidays, an education expert has said.

I read this as schoolchildren revising for GCSEs or A levels, it's pretty much what I did as I did feck all during the year

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2 hours ago, One percent said:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-43599684

Students with exams this summer should study for seven hours a day over the Easter holidays, an education expert has said.

Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council, published the advice on the council's website.

He said: "That may seem a lot, but the students who get the best grades will be working this hard."

 

 

'He said: "The best GCSE and A-level results don't go to the cleverest students - they go to those who revised in the Easter holidays."'

And hes just confirmed the problem, and pointlessness of Education.

A lot of A levels and  HEgoes in for a short period,then goes out.

IIts good for testing peoples work rate - or the ability of tgeir parents to pay for tutors.

Would you wznt to recruit a graduate, green, with no demonstration for aptutude at real work?

Not hugely.

Green grads are a big risk. And this is for ones studying the same subject vocation. Would i touch an eng lit grad for my technical work? No chance.

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2 minutes ago, spygirl said:

'He said: "The best GCSE and A-level results don't go to the cleverest students - they go to those who revised in the Easter holidays."'

And hes just confirmed the problem, and pointlessness of Education.

A lot of A levels and  HEgoes in for a short period,then goes out.

IIts good for testing peoples work rate - or the ability of tgeir parents to pay for tutors.

Would you wznt to recruit a graduate, green, with no demonstration for aptutude at real work?

Not hugely.

Green grads are a big risk. And this is for ones studying the same subject vocation. Would i touch an eng lit grad for my technical work? No chance.

Agree. But then how do you sort the wheat from the chaff? 

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48 minutes ago, Economic Exile said:

Another aspect of childhood that IMO is being marred is competition regarding clothing.

A long time ago when I was a kid clothing was functional and no one cared as long as they had decent shoes, coats etc. It didn’t matter if you were riding a bike, roller skating or messing about in the woods. No one gave a shit about clothes.

Now I see posts with kids dressed in expensive bike riding, running, gym and riding gear, trainers, expensive wellies etc. Hundreds of pounds in some pictures. 

My nephew and his wife have succumbed to spending money on e.g. hunter wellies and posting on FB to let everyone see how “well off” they are! 

FFS! Wellies for kids should be bought cheaply because in a year they won’t fit....

Nephew and wife also listen to school “hierarchy” and one of their kids got referred to psychologists. I like to think that I influenced them a little by asking them/putting forward ideas to reconsider and withdraw from psychological services. IMO kid was normal and thankfully they did withdraw him from the assessment process.

It changes.

I was a school dinner kid at school. Got pissed ripped out me, constantly. Fortjnately it was uniforms, as my clothes were shit. Ihad shit geordie jeans.

However, as soon as i started uni it was changed. All the better off kids drank and eat shit food. I just carried eating my cheap stuff  veg and like.

Beating them off stick as everyone dresses down, so my scruffy jeans and the like fitted in. Total stud.

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54 minutes ago, Economic Exile said:

Another aspect of childhood that IMO is being marred is competition regarding clothing.

A long time ago when I was a kid clothing was functional and no one cared as long as they had decent shoes, coats etc. It didn’t matter if you were riding a bike, roller skating or messing about in the woods. No one gave a shit about clothes.

Now I see posts with kids dressed in expensive bike riding, running, gym and riding gear, trainers, expensive wellies etc. Hundreds of pounds in some pictures. 

My nephew and his wife have succumbed to spending money on e.g. hunter wellies and posting on FB to let everyone see how “well off” they are! 

FFS! Wellies for kids should be bought cheaply because in a year they won’t fit....

Nephew and wife also listen to school “hierarchy” and one of their kids got referred to psychologists. I like to think that I influenced them a little by asking them/putting forward ideas to reconsider and withdraw from psychological services. IMO kid was normal and thankfully they did withdraw him from the assessment process.

It's OK, hunter wellies only last 6 months now that they are made in China and they changed the compound

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2 minutes ago, spygirl said:

It changes.

I was a school dinner kid at school. Got pissed ripped out me, constantly. Fortjnately it was uniforms, as my clothes were shit. Ihad shit geordie jeans.

However, as soon as i started uni it was changed. All the better off kids drank and eat shit food. I just carried eating my cheap stuff  veg and like.

Beating them off stick as everyone dresses down, so my scruffy jeans and the like fitted in. Total stud.

Fuck me, how do you manage to get through doors with your head?  

 

 

 

 

*runs away* xD

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1 minute ago, One percent said:

Agree. But then how do you sort the wheat from the chaff? 

Work really. 

Which makes a lot of the time and money spent on uni fucking pointless.

It would be better to stage vocational degrees, say 2 years, then work with 3 yearsnigtt /weekend courses.

That way youd cleave unis to best industry practice rather than tge random crap i hear a lot.

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Just now, One percent said:

Fuck me, how do you manage to get through doors with your head?  

 

 

 

 

*runs away* xD

It wasnt my head that got stuck in the doors....

To be honest, I only sussed out the affect i had on the opposite sex when i was 20.

Most used to act funny around me, so i assumed it was the same thing as the povo stuff. But it was because i was uber hot....

It helped at uni, where most blokes fell into rugger buggers or nerds. 

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2 minutes ago, spygirl said:

Work really. 

Which makes a lot of the time and money spent on uni fucking pointless.

It would be better to stage vocational degrees, say 2 years, then work with 3 yearsnigtt /weekend courses.

That way youd cleave unis to best industry practice rather than tge random crap i hear a lot.

Agree in a way. But, my eldest really struggled to get some work experience. We sorted it by supporting her through a couple of internships. 

These were in central London and unpaid. We could do it as living in London, all it cost us was here food and bed. 

So, it’s discriminatory as if you don’t live in London, or have lots of money.... 

Just now, spygirl said:

It wasnt my head that got stuck in the doors....

To be honest, I only sussed out the affect i had on the opposite sex when i was 20.

Most used to act funny around me, so i assumed it was the same thing as the povo stuff. But it was because i was uber hot....

It helped at uni, where most blokes fell into rugger buggers or nerds. 

xD 👍

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3 hours ago, One percent said:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-43599684

Students with exams this summer should study for seven hours a day over the Easter holidays, an education expert has said.

Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council, published the advice on the council's website.

He said: "That may seem a lot, but the students who get the best grades will be working this hard."

 

 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnaby_Lenon

Education[edit]

Lenon, the son of a clergyman, was born in Chelsea in 1954 and was educated at Eltham College, an independent school in Eltham in south London, followed by Keble College, Oxford, where he read Geography.   He then went on to St John's College, Cambridge to train for a career in teaching and won the university prize for education.

 

He's exactly the type who regularly pop up saying young people should go into science and engineering because there's a shortage.

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3 minutes ago, One percent said:

Agree in a way. But, my eldest really struggled to get some work experience. We sorted it by supporting her through a couple of internships. 

These were in central London and unpaid. We could do it as living in London, all it cost us was here food and bed. 

So, it’s discriminatory as if you don’t live in London, or have lots of money.... 

xD 👍

There was no formal steps or career in single company.

I had some experience from contracting during holidays.

Just had to move to some shithole town for 2 years and work and survuve. Then leave for better money.

Ive never come across an i tern in my line of work.  New recruits sure. But on paper its not glamorous but it does get well paid.

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I think you will find that a large percentage of students taking A levels this coming summer will be close to this. I agree it is a shame but save for a trip to West Wales, so 2 days out, my daughter is doing this. The reason is the grades she has been quoted for university - pretty well straight A's at almost all the universities she applied for, save one which she has held as her back up choice. 

Among her friends rejections for Oxbridge level candidates were surprisingly common and A* offers were also made.

I find this astounding that, even though she (I), will be paying massive amounts of money she received these offers. At open days it was obvious that all the universities were playing the same game by trying to attract and filter the elite of candidates. Without doubt many establishments will not do so and will be recruiting through clearing but the clear strategy is to not even acknowledge such a possibility at the moment.

She is a strong candidate but I must say the stress the move away from modular A levels has produced is unproductive and unfair.

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2 minutes ago, spygirl said:

There was no formal steps or career in single company.

I had some experience from contracting during holidays.

Just had to move to some shithole town for 2 years and work and survuve. Then leave for better money.

Ive never come across an i tern in my line of work.  New recruits sure. But on paper its not glamorous but it does get well paid.

Scabby?  o.O

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