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10:28am Thu 14 Aug 14

David Wilson, Headteacher says...

Delighted with the A Level results at Faringdon Community College 62% A*-B compared to 39% last year. Well done to our students and staff. Great achievement.
Delighted with the A Level results at Faringdon Community College 62% A*-B compared to 39% last year. Well done to our students and staff. Great achievement. David Wilson, Headteacher
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10:33am Thu 14 Aug 14

David Wilson, Headteacher says...

Very pleased with the performance of all our Faringdon Community College students, however, particular congratulations to 7 top performers who all achieved 3 A*'s: Catriona Conway, Samantha Thomas, Thomas Micklem, Hayley Smith, Maddie Welham, Sarina Dhoot and Kirsty Dunk.
Very pleased with the performance of all our Faringdon Community College students, however, particular congratulations to 7 top performers who all achieved 3 A*'s: Catriona Conway, Samantha Thomas, Thomas Micklem, Hayley Smith, Maddie Welham, Sarina Dhoot and Kirsty Dunk. David Wilson, Headteacher
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10:50am Thu 14 Aug 14

David Wilson, Headteacher says...

Amazing year for our A Level students at Faringdon Community College with 62% A*-B and 31% A*-A. Very proud of our staff and students.
Amazing year for our A Level students at Faringdon Community College with 62% A*-B and 31% A*-A. Very proud of our staff and students. David Wilson, Headteacher
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10:51am Thu 14 Aug 14

Feelingsmatter says...

OK David Wilson; we get it. No need to gloat :(
OK David Wilson; we get it. No need to gloat :( Feelingsmatter
  • Score: 10

12:29pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Myron Blatz says...

Yes, and many of these school kids will become college or university students, studying for worthless bits of paper which will cost them, their parents or the tax-payer £30K or £40K rollling debt after three or four years, for gaining a degree in the sort of popular subjects which employers don't want! But that degree will probably lead them into professional shelf-stacking at their local supermarket on slightly less than the sort of £25K/year starting salaries they were led to believe they'd be able to command. Them, and the other thousands of applicants with similar meaningless degrees all trying for the handful of jobs which pay more than going on benefits! Even worse, that if they do get a job, the employer will probably demand really outrageous stuff - like turning up for work on-time, being forced to slave-away for an entire eight hours a day for five or six days every week (not just in the Uni hols) and the slow realisation that unless their parents are frightfully wealthy, they won't be able to afford the fuel or insurance even for a moped, let Mummy's old BMW Mini they'd been promised! On the other hand, they could study really difficult subjects which need dedication and lots of hard academic work - like maths and science - and become a doctor or rocket scientist.
Yes, and many of these school kids will become college or university students, studying for worthless bits of paper which will cost them, their parents or the tax-payer £30K or £40K rollling debt after three or four years, for gaining a degree in the sort of popular subjects which employers don't want! But that degree will probably lead them into professional shelf-stacking at their local supermarket on slightly less than the sort of £25K/year starting salaries they were led to believe they'd be able to command. Them, and the other thousands of applicants with similar meaningless degrees all trying for the handful of jobs which pay more than going on benefits! Even worse, that if they do get a job, the employer will probably demand really outrageous stuff - like turning up for work on-time, being forced to slave-away for an entire eight hours a day for five or six days every week (not just in the Uni hols) and the slow realisation that unless their parents are frightfully wealthy, they won't be able to afford the fuel or insurance even for a moped, let Mummy's old BMW Mini they'd been promised! On the other hand, they could study really difficult subjects which need dedication and lots of hard academic work - like maths and science - and become a doctor or rocket scientist. Myron Blatz
  • Score: -10

2:37pm Thu 14 Aug 14

oxman says...

Sorry you never achieved the results to go to university Myron. If you had you might have learned why it is beneficial.
Sorry you never achieved the results to go to university Myron. If you had you might have learned why it is beneficial. oxman
  • Score: 3

6:34pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Myron Blatz says...

The very opposite is true, 'oxman' - but for all those who talk about academic 'performance' let's not forget that primary and secondary schools and pre-university colleges - especially 'academies' - are now rated on results rather than any other socio-educational consideration in life, and that children and students have become money-making fodder for the 'education factories' and universities. Nor will this or any future government be able to sustain the low-cost/no-cost un-secured loans of £30K-£40k per student - something which has already been admitted - and about the only factor which has enabled universities to 'blossom' in recent years. Still, at least it keeps students off the official unemployment statistics for three or four years, creates more jobs for well-qualified lecturers, gives extra business to our hard-pressed banking friends, and enables parents and grandparents to be able to say their children have been to University.
The very opposite is true, 'oxman' - but for all those who talk about academic 'performance' let's not forget that primary and secondary schools and pre-university colleges - especially 'academies' - are now rated on results rather than any other socio-educational consideration in life, and that children and students have become money-making fodder for the 'education factories' and universities. Nor will this or any future government be able to sustain the low-cost/no-cost un-secured loans of £30K-£40k per student - something which has already been admitted - and about the only factor which has enabled universities to 'blossom' in recent years. Still, at least it keeps students off the official unemployment statistics for three or four years, creates more jobs for well-qualified lecturers, gives extra business to our hard-pressed banking friends, and enables parents and grandparents to be able to say their children have been to University. Myron Blatz
  • Score: -4

7:08pm Thu 14 Aug 14

livid99 says...

Myron Blatz wrote:
Yes, and many of these school kids will become college or university students, studying for worthless bits of paper which will cost them, their parents or the tax-payer £30K or £40K rollling debt after three or four years, for gaining a degree in the sort of popular subjects which employers don't want! But that degree will probably lead them into professional shelf-stacking at their local supermarket on slightly less than the sort of £25K/year starting salaries they were led to believe they'd be able to command. Them, and the other thousands of applicants with similar meaningless degrees all trying for the handful of jobs which pay more than going on benefits! Even worse, that if they do get a job, the employer will probably demand really outrageous stuff - like turning up for work on-time, being forced to slave-away for an entire eight hours a day for five or six days every week (not just in the Uni hols) and the slow realisation that unless their parents are frightfully wealthy, they won't be able to afford the fuel or insurance even for a moped, let Mummy's old BMW Mini they'd been promised! On the other hand, they could study really difficult subjects which need dedication and lots of hard academic work - like maths and science - and become a doctor or rocket scientist.
What a W*nker.....Clearly the success achieved by all the hard working students on display today is too much for a loser to take.
[quote][p][bold]Myron Blatz[/bold] wrote: Yes, and many of these school kids will become college or university students, studying for worthless bits of paper which will cost them, their parents or the tax-payer £30K or £40K rollling debt after three or four years, for gaining a degree in the sort of popular subjects which employers don't want! But that degree will probably lead them into professional shelf-stacking at their local supermarket on slightly less than the sort of £25K/year starting salaries they were led to believe they'd be able to command. Them, and the other thousands of applicants with similar meaningless degrees all trying for the handful of jobs which pay more than going on benefits! Even worse, that if they do get a job, the employer will probably demand really outrageous stuff - like turning up for work on-time, being forced to slave-away for an entire eight hours a day for five or six days every week (not just in the Uni hols) and the slow realisation that unless their parents are frightfully wealthy, they won't be able to afford the fuel or insurance even for a moped, let Mummy's old BMW Mini they'd been promised! On the other hand, they could study really difficult subjects which need dedication and lots of hard academic work - like maths and science - and become a doctor or rocket scientist.[/p][/quote]What a W*nker.....Clearly the success achieved by all the hard working students on display today is too much for a loser to take. livid99
  • Score: 9

9:32pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Feelingsmatter says...

At least he didn't resort to expletives livid99.
At least he didn't resort to expletives livid99. Feelingsmatter
  • Score: -5

9:08am Fri 15 Aug 14

livid99 says...

Feelingsmatter wrote:
At least he didn't resort to expletives livid99.
I used the most appropriate word, that's all....
[quote][p][bold]Feelingsmatter[/bold] wrote: At least he didn't resort to expletives livid99.[/p][/quote]I used the most appropriate word, that's all.... livid99
  • Score: 5

1:24pm Fri 15 Aug 14

oxman says...

Myron's comments are misinformed and typifies incorrect information spread by sensationalist gutter press journalism.
If Myron had gone to university, he/she wouldn't be so blinkered.
Myron's comments are misinformed and typifies incorrect information spread by sensationalist gutter press journalism. If Myron had gone to university, he/she wouldn't be so blinkered. oxman
  • Score: 2

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