starbucks-conversations asked: 1. How the heck does Amy look that good after 2 weeks+ in the Jungle, and 2. How the hell has she just turned 21?.... anyone one else thinking this?
I assume you are talking about I’m a Celebrity.
I do not watch this.
I watched 5 minutes of it the other day, and Joey Essex annoyed me so much that when I went to sleep that night I had a dream in which he was in my house just talking. I ended up waking up out of anger because he pissed me off.
starbucks-conversations asked: If you click on the twats who said "Yup" none of them are even from or living here... the 1st 3 American/Inactive/Swedish. This post MAKES me more angry than any other post on Tumblr.
It is the only post that has ever made me bruise my face with the force in which I facepalmed.
pollypann asked: I really dislike it when people get into the passive-aggressive competition with each other on how "hard" it is to get a high grade in THEIR school / country. I know it might be harder in some places - like the UK or Australia which generally use the bell curve system - but there are so many factors involved in your results. And it changes with the subject/course/degree as well. Seriously, just because a grading system is "easy" doesn't automatically guarantee you a high mark and vice versa.
All tests are going to be difficult to some extent, because they are tests and the point is to, well, test your knowledge, regardless of the country.
My problem isn’t that the American grading system is easier, or the other way around, but that 361,000ish (okay, probably a little less, I guess many reblogs are British people pointing out it’s wrong), are wrongly spreading information, then a pile of people are saying this information is correct?
It’s sort of belittling our attempts at grades, saying “look how easy it is! let’s all move here!” when we’re trying really hard too and the information isn’t even right. It’s frustrating.
myzohalfeatenzombieface asked: That UK/US grading system makes me so angry, especially because we don't even use +/- grades? I have no idea where they got that from because the system we used at A Level was something like A* - 90%, A - 80%, B - 70%, C -60%, and like you said if people are doing well they actually raise grade boundaries so less people actually achieve the top mark if everyone does well. (I know you know all of this just ranting because it makes me annoyed how our exams are apparently presented as piss easy)
I think it makes every Brit who sees that post angry and indignant that several hundred thousand people think that our education system is that simple and easy when half the grades in the list don’t even exist (like who the fuck gets + or -, it’s A or B, no pussyfooting round the mark, you suck or you don’t).
It makes everything seem like a joke when most of us try very hard to get the grades we do / did whilst at school, and how in some cases our entire grade can rely on two one hour exams and there’s nothing like extra credit to help boost grades.
givingmydays asked: Re: UK Grading scale, it's worth mentioning that the marking schemes in the UK are much more difficult than the US. In the UK you're basically given a very basic education and 'encouraged' to do the bulk of the work independently, so even though you pay £30,000+ to go to University you don't really get taught anything while you're there. The marking schemes are so exact too and if you fail to meet just one required aspect of the 'A' boundary you get put down to a B. It's horrendous.
I think I’ve heard several times (unsure how much of it is true) that in America you’re tested more on your ability to remember things than your ability to learn. I believe (again, I don’t know for sure, as I did not go to school in America) that they’re tested a lot more frequently too?
Where as in Britain (well, in England for sure, unsure about the others?) you tend to have one or two major tests in each subject at the end of the year, and (as you said) are relied on to do most of the work yourself by being given the bare bones and being expected to flesh it out with your own work. And it’s then the fleshed out information you’re tested on.
UK grading system
Time to move to the UK
Dude I would kill for that grading scale
wait, so what is it in america then?
Anything below that is an F
is that real??
is the first one real????
No. The UK grading system varies hugely.
It never sticks to the same grade boundaries. If they think too many people are getting A*’s they’ll make the grade boundaries higher, if there aren’t enough people getting A*’s they might make them lower.
It also differs according to subject.
lockthewindows-boltthedoor asked: Why is everyone making such a huge deal about Tom being Bi? So what? Loads of people are bi.
I think it’s the fact that there are so few openly bisexual role models and celebrities around, people are shocked by it and maybe don’t understand. Huge respect to him though, coming out is an incredibly scary thing and it’s great that he felt comfortable putting himself out there like that.