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Old 04-22-2005, 12:52 AM
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Many of my students, who come from wealthy families and have computers at home, can't use a word processor properly because they don't ever do any more than simply type their work, spell check and print. They can't justify, or cut and paste, change font etc.
besides, I would say that those people atheletically inclined - like Harry - stay away from computers.

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As for the gap year thing it is increasing in popularity not only in Britain but also now here as about 10% of students in NSW are now to defer university for a year or so to go travelling or to work for the year to earn the money to put themselves through university.
I say its a good idea. Looking back at myself, I know I "burnt out" in Grade 12. It only took me 30 years to get over that feeling.

Where possible, I recommend that a gap year be entertained.
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Old 04-22-2005, 01:51 AM
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Well, he did fail his final exams the year before.
Failing the year before does not mean he failed an A-level.

I have students who have failed in Year 11, Half-Yearly Year 12 and even Trial exams in Year 12 but when it really mattered, the HSC (NSW equivalent to A -levels) passed with flying colours. Why? Because they used the earlier exams as a learning experience and got better at doing them.
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Old 04-25-2005, 05:40 PM
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This question probably has been posted before but can someone explain the British grading system. I'm an American and I'm still alightly confused.
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Old 04-26-2005, 02:22 AM
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I just read in the papers, that Prince Harry was chased by the paparazzis in Botswana the other day where he is spending a holiday with Chelsy. Some people seems to have a short memory, this is exactly how Diana got killed. The Clarence House has issued a last warning to the British tabloid press for the prince(s) to be left alone or "heads will start flying".
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Old 04-26-2005, 12:35 PM
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Please--Diana got killed because she didn't have her seat belt on and she was riding in a car with a drunk driver.
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Old 04-26-2005, 12:48 PM
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i have agree with merca

because Prince Harry would remind his beloved mother the Princess Diana very much but he missed her very much when he was 12 years old and he and Prince William would sues paparazzi for what dones of his mother's car crash in 1997 but Harry loves his mother very much and Prince William also! both would wishes!

im been read articles last night about Harry got fight with paparazzi for more reasons and his dad the Prince Charles gives him troubles for fight with photographer but the photographer got cut with his lips.

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Old 04-26-2005, 12:48 PM
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I don't know if we can say the only reason she dies was because she didn't have her seat belt on. There are still many people who die who are wearing their seat belts.
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Old 04-26-2005, 12:49 PM
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I don't know if we can say the only reason she dies was because she didn't have her seat belt on. There are still many people who die who are wearing their seat belts.
before Diana's death she not wear seat belt because she and her lover really scary by the paparazzi and the driver was drunk!

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Old 04-26-2005, 02:02 PM
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SHe also died b/c of the inadequacy of the French medical services.
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Old 04-26-2005, 02:29 PM
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SHe also died b/c of the inadequacy of the French medical services.
yeah i know that but the doctors in Paris,France who tried to save Diana and they later she died i cant belives that but i think in World Doctors would have more best to save for Royals.

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Old 04-27-2005, 02:29 AM
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Honestly, Bubette this is the first time I hear that someone thinks that Diana died because she didn´t wear the seat belt and disregard entirely the fact that they were being chased by the paparazzis and that was the reason why they started speeding in the middle of the city in the first place. Besides, since then the seat belt guarantees life? Having seen the car wreckage in the news, I can say that it is a pure miracle that anyone survived at all.
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Old 04-27-2005, 11:14 AM
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Honestly, Bubette this is the first time I hear that someone thinks that Diana died because she didn´t wear the seat belt and disregard entirely the fact that they were being chased by the paparazzis and that was the reason why they started speeding in the middle of the city in the first place. Besides, since then the seat belt guarantees life? Having seen the car wreckage in the news, I can say that it is a pure miracle that anyone survived at all.
I cannot provide scientific evidence of seat belts saving life but I think they do. They can lessen the impact of such head on crashes, which in Diana's case, could've meant that her injuries were not as severe as they were, and that by the time she was at the Paris hospital and receiving treatment, her injuries could've been treatable.
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Old 04-27-2005, 12:45 PM
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Honestly, Bubette this is the first time I hear that someone thinks that Diana died because she didn´t wear the seat belt and disregard entirely the fact that they were being chased by the paparazzis and that was the reason why they started speeding in the middle of the city in the first place. Besides, since then the seat belt guarantees life? Having seen the car wreckage in the news, I can say that it is a pure miracle that anyone survived at all.
I agree with Bubette and Alexandria...while they were speeding to get away from the Paparazzi the paparazzi didn't actually cause the horrible accident. High speeds, alcohol and a stupid driver did. Had the passengers been wearing seatbelts, perhaps their injuries wouldn't have been so severe. Maybe they would have...we will never know, it's all pure speculation. But in my mind it was an accident, caused by peoples poor judgement. The driver was drinking, Dodi and Diana never should have got into that car with him in the first place.
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Old 04-27-2005, 12:56 PM
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Perhaps we could get this thread back on topic? Discussions about Diana's crash belong in the Diana forum.

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Old 04-27-2005, 07:36 PM
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So anyway, is Harry going to make it through Sandhurst? He needs the dicipline desperately.
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Old 04-27-2005, 07:59 PM
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do you think he will have enough disipline to go through with it and not wimp out to bang his girlfriend in africa while doing "aids work"?
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Old 04-27-2005, 10:34 PM
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This question probably has been posted before but can someone explain the British grading system. I'm an American and I'm still slightly confused.
Well, it's somewhat different since I was at school, but the main difference between the British and American school systems is that in Britain there are nationally administered exams called GCSEs which students take at around age 16 and then A-levels (short for "advanced levels") which are taken at 18 by the students who stay on at school for the extra two years. Many students leave school at 16 after taking their GCSE's and either start working or get some more education at colleges of some sort.

In order to get into university, students must have at least two A-levels (and to get into high-profile universities like Oxford and Cambridge the requirements are a lot higher). Usually students take two, three, or four A-levels, often in related subjects; each A-level is subject-specific. The GCSEs are also subject-specific, so students take exams in different subjects and get their GCSE in each one separately. Usually students take between five and ten or twelve GCSEs.

In the USA, graduation from school is dependent on each school or school district; in England and Wales (I think Scotland is different), the GCSEs and A-levels are national exams, not school-specific ones. They're administered by a few examination boards, and the standards are checked carefully to ensure that they're equivalent between the boards. Students don't graduate from school; graduation is something that only happens at university level, and universities and colleges are different.

I think the exams that Prince Harry failed were what are known as "mock" exams - ones that are taken halfway through the A-level course at the end of the first of the two years of study. They're only meant as a guideline to how the student is doing and they don't count toward the final result of the A-levels. Some schools don't let a student continue with the course if he or she fails the mock exam, and some schools provide extra tuition to help the student do better in the rest of the course. I assume a good school would do its best to help students achieve the best results they are capable of gaining. In Harry's case, he passed two subjects at A-level; his results in the mock exams were irrelevant since they weren't administered by the board that administers the actual A-level exams.

If anyone with more up-to-date knowledge about the British education system would like to add to or correct the above, please feel free.
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Old 04-28-2005, 10:33 AM
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Photos from Africa

Here are the photos from Harry and Chelsy's trip to Botswana.

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Old 04-28-2005, 10:37 AM
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I don't know if this has been posted but I found a pic of the chick which Harry apparently cheated on Chelsy with while they were skiing at Kolsters earlier this month. Her name was Alexia Bergstroem and she's in the blue shirt.
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Great pictures Echo7.
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