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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 4th, 2008 5:46pm (Aug 4th 2008)
     
    On topic? Wossat then, Ace?? :D We don't DO on topic. Much to Wazza's chagrin...
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeAug 4th, 2008 6:37pm (Aug 4th 2008)
     
    Maybe that's why he isn't talking to us any more.

    Nah, I shouldn't tease him. His job gets pretty rough at times. I was just thinking about that yesterday. Don't know how he does it sometimes...
    • CommentAuthorCake
    • CommentTimeAug 5th, 2008 8:05pm (Aug 5th 2008) edited
     
    Philippa got her long awaited popular music theory grade 1 results (This is linked to guitar chords and popular music mainly Rolling stones, Jimi, Elvis and the beatles).
    She got 100%!! Yep, 100% and her paper was marked "perfect".
    How cool is that. A distinction (with honours). I have never heard of anyone getting 100% in an exam. I am soooo pleased, so that is my good thing today.
    Her little sis got a 95% for her music theory grade 1 (different exam)last week and also got with honours.
    So that is 3 with honours for Flip and Sal got her first with honours.
    Cake glows!!:rolling::clap::crazy:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 5th, 2008 9:01pm (Aug 5th 2008)
     
    Wow! You have every right to be proud of them Cake - that's excellent! I didn't think it was possible to get 100% so well done Flip, and congrats to Sal too.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 5th, 2008 9:42pm (Aug 5th 2008)
     
    POPULAR music theory??? Which board does that then??
    Blimey, 100%...you'll have to get the doors widened for their heads (and yours) at this rate! :D WELL DONE CAKE'S SPROGS!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeAug 6th, 2008 6:46am (Aug 6th 2008)
     
    Well done kiddos!
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeAug 6th, 2008 10:50am (Aug 6th 2008)
     
    WELL DONE! :clap:
    • CommentAuthorCake
    • CommentTimeAug 6th, 2008 11:28am (Aug 6th 2008)
     
    Aw, its nice to share good news innit!!?
    • CommentAuthorCake
    • CommentTimeAug 8th, 2008 9:33am (Aug 8th 2008)
     
    Apparently it was a the guitar registry something or other. It was a theory paper on popular music and guitar chords
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 8th, 2008 9:20pm (Aug 8th 2008)
     
    We (me, hubby, Danny, Rachael and Caitlyn) all went to Darly Moor race school today. Hubby and Danny were racing and had a great day. It rained all the way there, but stopped when we got there and the sun came out. Shattered now though - its hard work doing nothing - except entertaining a 7 month old. Got to go the rink in a min to drop the eldest off (he starts driving lessons on the 18th - woo hoo!!)
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeAug 8th, 2008 9:23pm (Aug 8th 2008) edited
     
    NO WAY - she is SEVEN MONTHS already??? Holy Cow! :meuh:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 8th, 2008 9:24pm (Aug 8th 2008)
     
    Well, in 5 days time she will be. Time flies when you're having fun!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 8th, 2008 9:26pm (Aug 8th 2008)
     
    Blimey. A Levels soon...
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeAug 8th, 2008 9:27pm (Aug 8th 2008)
     
    Entertaining a 7 month old is HARD work!!! :drool5:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 8th, 2008 9:29pm (Aug 8th 2008)
     
    Not if there are enough toys in the cage...
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 9th, 2008 11:14am (Aug 9th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I dropped Tom on the head when he was about that age...didn't mean to, obviously. My nana was on the phone and i was trying to look after him, but he wiggled away and fell off the edge of the couch onto his head :scared: :whistle:

    I'd just like to add, I was only eight years old at the time and since then my babysitting skills have improved!
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      CommentAuthornancy
    • CommentTimeAug 9th, 2008 12:32pm (Aug 9th 2008) edited
     
    So thats why Tom is such the silly person he is today.:sun:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 9th, 2008 3:45pm (Aug 9th 2008)
     
    Who's Tom?
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeAug 9th, 2008 4:01pm (Aug 9th 2008)
     
    Isn't Tom Joe's brother?
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 9th, 2008 5:11pm (Aug 9th 2008)
     
    Oh, for a cage! They called in this morning and she entertained hubby by playing in the cats water bowl. He thought it was really funny - wonder if it'll be that funny when she's walking and out-runs him to it and throws it over the TV! She's staying overnight tonight - was meant to be going to maternal granny but for some reason isn't now. As they're going out for Danny's birthday I volunteered. Another sleepless night for me.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeAug 9th, 2008 5:37pm (Aug 9th 2008) edited
     
    You are a good Gran Kate! :heart:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 9th, 2008 6:11pm (Aug 9th 2008)
     
    Padlock the bedroom door shut and wear ear defenders. Problem solved.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 10th, 2008 12:08am (Aug 10th 2008)
     
    She finally went to sleep at 11.15pm. Suppose I should be in bed getting some zzzzz's instead of watching for Mel!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 13th, 2008 6:46pm (Aug 13th 2008)
     
    Best thing: Tuning a piano for a 94 year old lady who was thrilled, and then entranced me for half an hour by playing like a demon with no music! :D
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeAug 13th, 2008 7:23pm (Aug 13th 2008)
     
    Scary!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 13th, 2008 8:56pm (Aug 13th 2008)
     
    She was fantastic...I wish I could play with no music like that!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 13th, 2008 11:53pm (Aug 13th 2008)
     
    94!!!!! I'm surprised her fingers can still manage it! She's obviously kept them well flexed.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2008 5:52pm (Aug 14th 2008) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Best thing ~ I got my A-level results today: two C's and a B in Sociology...meaning, I get to go to Keele, my first choice uni!! What a relief! :aparty2::cheer::yay_jump::woohoo:

    :blush:
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2008 5:58pm (Aug 14th 2008)
     
    WELL DONE Red.;)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2008 5:59pm (Aug 14th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thank you Ace :001_smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2008 6:20pm (Aug 14th 2008)
     
    Hooray! I couldn't wait to get home to see what your results were!

    Oh, hang on, that means you're leaving us. :cry:
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2008 6:22pm (Aug 14th 2008)
     
    I don't have a best thing today! But the worst thing was that i went to collect my AS results and found out that everyone doing ICT was marked down by 2 yes i repeat 2 GRADES!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2008 6:22pm (Aug 14th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I couldn't wait to get my results either, didn't sleep for more than a few hours last night i was so scared! Thank you Kate :bigsmile:

    And I aren't leaving, i'll still be popping on the forum every now and again.
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2008 6:23pm (Aug 14th 2008)
     
    It looks like i won't be leaving you all though and going to Uni.:(
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2008 6:23pm (Aug 14th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Ace - what?? So does that mean your actual grade is 2 grades higher than they've said, or what? :confused:
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2008 6:24pm (Aug 14th 2008)
     
    Nope 2 grades lower!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2008 6:25pm (Aug 14th 2008)
     
    But surely the AS levels are just a guide? Do they have an impact on your A level results? Have they explained why they've done that? What other results did you get? Will I ever stop asking questions?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2008 6:25pm (Aug 14th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Agh no! Can you re-sit it though? I got an E in my Media paper at AS, re-sat it and managed to bump it up to a B. Same thing in my history, sometimes i think it helps to re-sit an exam...
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2008 6:27pm (Aug 14th 2008)
     
    It counts for if you want to go into year 13 to do A levels. And yes i got 3 U's! I think i'll be better off going to a colllege and doing a specialist IT course. And they didn't even tell us the reason why!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2008 6:30pm (Aug 14th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Well, does your college / school offer an additional year? One of my friends failed all his exams, and they're just letting him take the year over again...

    Although the specialist IT course could be good, sorry missed that bit!
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2008 6:31pm (Aug 14th 2008)
     
    Yeah i could take the year again. But i don't wanna be like some people in my IT class that have taken this year for the 3rd time.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2008 6:35pm (Aug 14th 2008)
     
    Ace - English schools are so confusing. I don't understand what even happened. It sounds like you took a test and, because of which test it was, not because of how you did on it - you lost a year of education? What???

    I don't get it...
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2008 6:37pm (Aug 14th 2008) edited
     
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2008 6:38pm (Aug 14th 2008)
     
    Diane: In England if you do badly at As levels you can retake the year and try and improve the grades you get.:)
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2008 6:39pm (Aug 14th 2008)
     
    What is an *As Level?*
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2008 6:41pm (Aug 14th 2008)
     
    It is what you do after you have finished high school and before going to University.;)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2008 6:42pm (Aug 14th 2008)
     
    I can't remember what AS stands for, but it comes between GCSEs (taken at 16) and A levels (taken at 18).
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2008 6:43pm (Aug 14th 2008)
     
    Advanced Subsidiary level, Kate.;)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2008 6:47pm (Aug 14th 2008)
     
    Thanks!!
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2008 6:48pm (Aug 14th 2008)
     
    Thats ok.;)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2008 7:24pm (Aug 14th 2008)
     
    Well done you lot; you both worked SO hard. And Ace, speaking as someone who's worked in a job requiring NO A levels for 25 years, and LOVED it...don't worry. Often training on a job is as good as - or better than - spending 3 years at Uni and *then* having to train for an actual job.
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2008 7:38pm (Aug 14th 2008)
     
    Thanks CC. I am either going to do a specialist course or just work.:)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2008 7:40pm (Aug 14th 2008)
     
    'JUST' work?? Don't knock it; you will be earning ahead of most of your mates!
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2008 7:44pm (Aug 14th 2008)
     
    Yea but i got paid £30 a week just for going to College, so i might do that.:)
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeAug 15th, 2008 11:36am (Aug 15th 2008)
     

    no longer a member

    Wazza would like to congratulate Red and all the others who took the a level exams, I never took A levels I took my GCSE exams and went to college afterwards to get more passes.. I was never very good at school so going to college to boost my results was a good move.

    Once again many congratulations red a good result BBC ( Sounds like a TV station to me)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 15th, 2008 11:38am (Aug 15th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thank you everyone :blush:

    Ace, at your college (school?) do you have to re-take the whole year if you want to re-do your AS levels? :confused:

    At ours you could just carry on with your A levels, but re-take your AS' at the same time. I always thought that was a good idea because then you didn't get left behind!
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeAug 15th, 2008 12:00pm (Aug 15th 2008) edited
     
    I think i could just retake the AS exams except i don't fancy doing another 3 exams the same time as doing A level coursework and more exams.
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeAug 15th, 2008 12:13pm (Aug 15th 2008) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Sorry to hear that Ace, the only suggestion I can make is to make sure you check out all your options that are available to you.

    That might mean checking with your school and other resources (the BBC website have lots of info on what to do if your results aren't what you expected - it's been advertised on Radio 1 - view it here)

    There's no right or wrong route to employment. I left school at 16 with a few O'levels, dropped out of a BTEC National Diploma college course in IT and now I have an ok job as a web developer :)

    Helen on the other hand did the whole study thing, got her A levels, then university degree to eventually get to her area of employment.

    I'm sure you'll find your own path (but it would be nice to have a career satnav!)
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeAug 15th, 2008 12:28pm (Aug 15th 2008)
     
    I actually want to be a web developer!:bigsmile: Thats why i want to do an IT national diploma. Thanks for that Neil.:)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 15th, 2008 2:49pm (Aug 15th 2008)
     
    Ah, that's why you always know the techie answers!
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeAug 15th, 2008 2:55pm (Aug 15th 2008)
     
    Yep.;)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 15th, 2008 3:05pm (Aug 15th 2008)
     
    Clever ole thing, you. :D
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeAug 15th, 2008 3:06pm (Aug 15th 2008)
     
    Nope i'm not clever. I'm stoooooopid!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 15th, 2008 3:09pm (Aug 15th 2008)
     
    Nobody who knows how to use a pooter like you do could be stoooooooopid.
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeAug 15th, 2008 3:10pm (Aug 15th 2008)
     
    But pooter stuff comes easy for me, not too sure why.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 15th, 2008 5:18pm (Aug 15th 2008)
     
    Because you're CLEVER, stoooopid! :D
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeAug 15th, 2008 5:21pm (Aug 15th 2008)
     
    hehe!:lol:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 15th, 2008 8:26pm (Aug 15th 2008) edited
     
    Wazza, you are a big FIBBER!!! You didn't do GCSEs - you're too old. You did CSEs and GCEs (O levels).
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeAug 15th, 2008 8:26pm (Aug 15th 2008)
     
    lol Kate. :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 15th, 2008 8:45pm (Aug 15th 2008)
     
    HAH! You're NICKED, sonny Jim! You goin' to come along quietly???
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeAug 16th, 2008 2:14am (Aug 16th 2008)
     
    I still don't get it but I think I'm a bit closer regarding how your educational system works...

    Here we have:
    Kindergarten (age five),
    Elementary or "Grade" School (ages six to thirteen-grades 1st through 8th),
    Junior High School (don't always have this category; ages fourteen and fifteen)
    High School (ages seventeen and eighteen or ages fourteen through eighteen-grades 9 through 12.)

    The ages are rough because some folks, like me, started all of it at age four (October birthday) and some at age six. And schools systems vary. Each year, you take classes and tests and get graded by your teachers and either move up to the next grade level the following year or get held back. You don't graduate (and get a diploma) unless you complete High School. Only recently (in Washington State) is there a test to pass out of High School. After High School you can go on to College or University. From there you can get an Associates Degree (which is for two years of work and isn't worth much usually) or a Bachelor's Degree (four years of College or University), a Master's Degree (two more years in a specialty) and a PhD or Doctorate (roughly two more years.) Master's and Doctorates often require some type of internship as well as a thesis. My Master's was 700 plus hours of internship but sometimes (like for medical doctors it can be several years.)

    There are variations to this but that's roughly how it works. Your's sounds a lot more complicated?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 16th, 2008 4:20pm (Aug 16th 2008)
     
    Nope; nursery from as soon as the mothers can pry the brats off their legs, infant school from 4/5, junior school till 11, then senior school till 16. 2 more years at senior school OR college if they want to do A levels (in about 4 subjects now, though in my day only boffins could do 4 and not have a breakdown). Then college/university for FROM 3 years, depending on the course (some require a year in industry, for instance) and whether you do it full or part time. That gets you a degree of some sort, then Masters (1 year full time, 2 part time. Music, anyway) then PhD which can take as long as the University will let you string it out.
    OR you could go and get a job! :D
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeAug 16th, 2008 6:01pm (Aug 16th 2008)
     
    That actually sounds about the same with the exception of the Master's level being an additional year here. We do have a jump start thing where kids can go to college while still in high school. Although I'm not sure its the same. In the UK do they go to the actual college, physically, or do they take college level course work at their high school. Here, they can take some courses at college and those will count toward their college credits (for graduation.)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 16th, 2008 6:35pm (Aug 16th 2008)
     
    No, they actually go to college. But they can do A levels at certain colleges if they want to leave school but still do A levels. A girl whom I taught singing got one A level and was allowed to skip the first year of college when she went to america, so A levels must be roughly equivalent to first year college education there.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeAug 17th, 2008 12:44am (Aug 17th 2008) edited
     
    It sounds like its basically the same all the way through. I think its the testing that differs. The acronyms I don't understand - those seem to refer to some type of test...

    Other than that - it sounds like its just the names we call each thing that differs. For "college" (grade 13 and higher) we can also divide into Junior College (or Community College) which is the first two years. College and University are the full four years to a baccalaureate (or bachelor's) degree.
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeAug 17th, 2008 3:06am (Aug 17th 2008)
     
    In Aus, we start with 1 year in kindergarten at age 4/5.
    Then 7 years in Primary School.
    Then 6 years in Secondary (High) School.
    After this, Tertiary education can be continued at a college or university.
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeAug 17th, 2008 3:32am (Aug 17th 2008)
     
    In Canada we have JK,K-5 or 6, 7-8 (which could be the same school as K-6) then High School (9-12). That'll get you the basic "High School Diploma".

    It used to go to grade 13 but they scrapped that here in Ontario a few years back.

    Then you have College or University.

    I unfortunately did not graduate from ANY of those, but did attend ALL of them! :001_cool:

    I do all right as an IT Analyst though.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 17th, 2008 5:51am (Aug 17th 2008)
     
    Excellent; I wish our government would stop this obsession with exams and testing...it makes people think they're no good unless they have these wretched pieces of paper...:(
    GCE: General Certificate of Education, divided into
    CSE: Certificate of Secondary Education
    O Level: Ordinary Level
    A Level: Advanced Level
    These were abolished (:\) in favour of GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) and A Level with a stupid thing called As level squished in between which is half an A level and, to employers, means nothing.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeAug 17th, 2008 6:40pm (Aug 17th 2008)
     
    There the list of what was confusing me. Thanks CC.

    Jonny - I went to school in Saskatoon, Toronto and then Surrey, BC. :) And California before that...

    From what Trev added in - it does seem that only the names of the level of schooling differ around the world. And I guess the manner in which you can escape (testing/no testing.)
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeAug 17th, 2008 10:38pm (Aug 17th 2008)
     
    Sunday's best - my son came to see me, remember I only get a visit two or three times a year.
    Today he brought his girl friend and her eldest child all carrying bags and bags of vegatables plus a bunch of gladioli, from their FOUR allotments!
    An allotment is a strip of agricultural land rented from Local Council. Each about 50yards X 15yds, in an area together with a water tap. Huts etc can be erected, though may be subjected to vandalism.
    Today they took in three geese to add to their CHICKENS. I didn't know anything about ANY of this before. I told you he was secretive!!!
    Well you don't tell your Mum EVERYTHING...
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeAug 17th, 2008 10:43pm (Aug 17th 2008)
     
    DW: Saskatoon... :blink: I went through there on the way to Whitehorse.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeAug 18th, 2008 3:31am (Aug 18th 2008)
     
    Flat, isn't it?
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeAug 18th, 2008 5:26am (Aug 18th 2008)
     
    Yes .. very. I also got to go to Lake Manitoba, which is pretty big. It had 3-4 ft waves crashing onto shore - very fun to play in.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 18th, 2008 6:56am (Aug 18th 2008)
     
    Ollie; they don't keep the geese/chickens on the allotment, do they? So you're a Hengran! Did you tell them about Hencam, or are you being secretive about it? :) Glad you had a nice time...where do they live, is it a long long way away?
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeAug 18th, 2008 9:09am (Aug 18th 2008)
     
    All the plants and birds live on the allotment in a variety of eight huts, two of these are for garden stuff so it looks like they may have quite a few chicks, forgot to ask.
    I did show them Hencam, it was on my screen at the time of their visit.

    They live about fifty miles away, which is a fair distance in UK terms. He will have also been to see his grand daughter in the next town here.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 18th, 2008 1:54pm (Aug 18th 2008) edited
     
    So you're a great granny, then, Ollie?? :shocked: Well, we know you're a great Granny :), but you're a great-grandmother?
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeAug 18th, 2008 4:28pm (Aug 18th 2008)
     
    That's cool Ollie. Hey, "Rosemary & Thyme" had a segment that showed an allotment with a setup like that. Here they are called community gardens. Same idea though - you rent a certain amount of space to garden in. Not sure they allow animals though.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeAug 18th, 2008 6:21pm (Aug 18th 2008)
     
    Not all our allotments will allow animals. Some won't even let you have a hut, you need to bring all our gear from home every time.
    On the other hand there is a great deal of comradeship there.

    Some huts are little heavens, all comfy and well appointed.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 18th, 2008 11:01pm (Aug 18th 2008)
     
    I'm so glad you had a visit from your son Ollie - I now understand how precious they are. (Though mine seems to be here as much now as he was when he lived here!)

    Eldest had is first ever driving lesson today. I really really REALLY hope he passes quickly. I'm sitting here now watching the clock conscious that I have to be at the rink at about 11.45ish. If he could drive I could just surf the net all evening - or have an early night. A rarity for me. That was sort of a good thing and a rant all in one!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 18th, 2008 11:02pm (Aug 18th 2008)
     
    Fingers crossed for his driving test then...but then he'll want to use the car all the time!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 18th, 2008 11:04pm (Aug 18th 2008)
     
    No chance!! He'll have to buy his own. I'd worry about mine if he was using it. Oh, and worry about him of course.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 18th, 2008 11:08pm (Aug 18th 2008)
     
    ...she added, hastily!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 18th, 2008 11:09pm (Aug 18th 2008)
     
    you got me!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 20th, 2008 12:11am (Aug 20th 2008)
     
    Rachael and Danny bought me a big bunch of flowers to say thanks you for all the babysitting and help. Brought a tear to my eye that they'd think of me and do that when money's so tight.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeAug 20th, 2008 4:49am (Aug 20th 2008)
     
    Awww. :heart:
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeAug 20th, 2008 5:38am (Aug 20th 2008)
     
    I never get flowers...:beaker:














    :001_tongue:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 20th, 2008 1:31pm (Aug 20th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Jonny, :flowers:

    My mum got me some sunflowers as congrats for my exam results, they were beautiful. I love sunflowers.
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeAug 20th, 2008 11:40pm (Aug 20th 2008) edited
     
    Ahh thanks Red! :yay_jump:

    I must go feed the kitties now...there getting cranky!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 20th, 2008 11:44pm (Aug 20th 2008)
     
    I don't usually! Today I offered to help them out with their washing (long story). They turned up with 10 black bags stuffed full. Yikes!!!!! I think I've earned my flowers!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 21st, 2008 3:32am (Aug 21st 2008)
     
    TEN bags?? Must be a year's worth...