By Leapy Lee • 31 August 2017 • 13:55
UK STUDENTS: Pampered lefties?
THE unbelievable hype and media hysteria surrounding the A-level exams has now become utterly ridiculous.
Every television channel this year was completely saturated with students elevated to minor celebrity status merely for opening up envelopes, bursting into tears, hugging each other and jumping up and down. The mind boggles.
Even though the authorities vehemently denied tests had been dumbed down, they did admit this privileged, often ungrateful bunch, have had the new test results ‘scored more generously.’
Oh, that’s ok then!
Apparently with the revised method of marking authorities didn’t want to cause the students too much ‘unnecessary stress.’ You really couldn’t make it up.
There are even websites advising parents on how to deal with the diddums who didn’t do too well. Advice includes relaxing techniques, comprising meditation and exercise.
They are also told to give them, ‘time to grieve’ and teach them rhythmic breathing. Parents are also informed they should be on the lookout for the signs of stress, ranging from sobbing through tests, ears turning red to losing eye lashes!
And what is the result of all this almost beyond belief pandering of these ‘future leaders?’ Gratitude? Don’t make me laugh.
Many of these sensitive little flowers actually see themselves as victims of oppression. One young madam actually insisted that because she suffered from anxiety and depression she should have been afforded special treatment and even allowed extended deadlines, because she was a ‘slow reader.’
If you ever wondered where the leftwing PC brigades actually manifests, look no further. The National Union of Students recently wanted to ban clapping and cheering because it ‘triggered anxiety.’
The hard on activists of the University of East Anglia took offence at what they saw as ‘cultural appropriation’ because a local restaurant handed out sombreros.
Sussex actually wanted to ban the use of ‘he’ and ‘she’ as pronouns, because it made assumptions about identity. Another student body wanted to ban Jamaican stew and Tunisian rice because it created ‘racist microaggressions.’ Wha’?
This leftie lot also requested warnings before being exposed to supposedly offensive books, such as The Great Gatsby (violence toward women) and even the Merchant of Venice, for its anti-sematic portrayal of Shylock.
No wonder they all lean toward Corbyn and his policies of simpering, cynical appeasement. Mark my words, this diversity happy bunch, with their self-centred utterly misplaced priorities will one day, if they find time to look up from their mobile phones, find their women clad in burkas, living under the yolk of sharia law and witnessing beheadings on the campus. Never mind Jamaican stew.
Let them see what happens in that scenario, when they try and protest that every TV show should have a transgender performer.
‘Er what television!? Heaven help them all.
Keep the faith
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There is NO WAY that A-levels are easier nowadays! 20yrs after getting my two A-grades, I’ve just taken another ‘for fun’.The amount you now have to write in a 2hr exam is the same as in the 3hr ones in ’97/98, there’s masses more material to digest, evaluation and terminology is more crucial, and more evidence required to be cited with less room for assertions. I worked just as hard this time as 20yrs ago, and got a B instead. (part I)
Grade boundaries are lower, but marks far less generous: your 80% essay in 1997 will get you 63% now. Also, A-level results dictate to kids whether they can follow their chosen career, which university will go down on their CV for the rest of their lives, and even dictate where they’re going to be living for the next four years! All that with less than a month’s notice! The pressure is immense and would wreck most adults! (Part II)
A-levels are the toughest exams on earth; my two master’s degrees were child’s play compared with my A-levels in ’97 and the one I’ve just taken. And the town you live in and your type of job for the next few years or decades depends upon how you perform in 2hr slots three times in one month. A headache on one of these can change your life’s course. You clearly don’t have A-levels, Graham. I challenge you to take one and report back. (part 3/3)
I did not realise you were a supporter of Rees-Mogg and his Victorian values
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