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Old 09-24-2007, 11:11 PM
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To say that History is an easy subject really shows very little understanding of the nature of the course and the exams in this day and age. Dates etc are a very minor part of the course (in fact I tell my students that dates aren't that important at all - I also mark the HSC here and have given full marks on many occasions to students who have the dates wrong but their arguments are so good that that error is ignored.)
I am a graduate student of history. At this level, yes, it is complicated, but not at secondary school level. {Personal comment deleted - Elspeth}
My case rests: Biology is much harder, period.
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:31 PM
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I have degrees in English Literature (not too hard, to be honest), Communication Sciences and Disorders (VERY HARD) and am working on a graduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders as well. From the view point of someone who has two completely opposite degrees--Princess Bea took some easy classes.

Now, here is a photo of her (don't know how old it is) but I like this has. It looks much better than those other things she has been sporting (or rather, sporting her)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/194500...s_beatrice.jpg
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Old 09-25-2007, 02:17 AM
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As a teacher of History at the level that Bea just passed it (albeit in a different country) I can assure you that it isn't just memorising. In fact 'just memorising' will result in a very mediocre mark.
I second that. I had history and chemistry along with English and German literature as the courses for the German "Abitur" (the "A-levels" here) in which I had to write exams. I always loved history and did chemistry because I had to. But I only got 7 out of 15 points in history and 13 out of 15 in chemistry, because the history exam was so much more difficult and required so much information I obviously didn't have at that time. My teacher was so unhappy, as I had previously always been around 13 to 14 point, that he offered to take me into an additional verbal exam where I could have had another chance to get more points. Well, I had acquired enough points during the three years leading up to the final exams to get a place at university, so I declined.

Just as an example from my own experience that one shouldn't underestimate history as a topic.
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Old 09-25-2007, 08:18 AM
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I am a graduate student of history. At this level, yes, it is complicated, but not at secondary school level. {deleted for consistency with original - Elspeth} My case rests: Biology is much harder, period.

{Response to deleted comments removed - Elspeth}

But... I am a History teacher (I have never claimed to be the only one on this board by the way) who does know the standards that are required by students at the end of High School in my own country and in the UK after discussions with a number of colleagues who have taught there. I teach in a system that requires its students to write complex essays that 30 years ago would have been expected of Honours and other post-graduate levels of History. Historiography is absolutely essential for students of history in High School here. No historiography in the history essays and you will struggle to get more than 12/25. Straight narratives get 12-14/25 in our system - it is the analysis and historiography that is important.

As for Biology - here Biology is rated at the same level of difficulty as Modern History (it scales the same in our exam system which is where we get the rating from).

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Old 09-25-2007, 01:33 PM
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It was very interesting to read about your opinions, thanks

After the dinner at the Cirpriani restaurant, the night was not over yet
for Beatrice, she also went to the Mahiki nightclub with her mother:

* Bea 1 ** Bea 2 ** Bea with her mother *
Thanks for the pics, Ice. I'm glad we're seeing a bit more of Beatrice out and about. I know it's evening wear, but I wish she'd add some color to her wardrobe.
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Old 09-25-2007, 01:37 PM
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Oh yeah, not graceful--a little lumbersome.
Here's the link:
Cool video - thank you. However, I so did not like the short clip they had of Pss Beatrice and Sarah. It was not pleasant as they both (mostly Pss B) quite ungraceful and almost as though they were stomping down the runway. I guess the runway is more difficult to master than it appears.
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Old 09-25-2007, 04:23 PM
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Cool video - thank you. However, I so did not like the short clip they had of Pss Beatrice and Sarah. It was not pleasant as they both (mostly Pss B) quite ungraceful and almost as though they were stomping down the runway. I guess the runway is more difficult to master than it appears.
They always seem to stomp, don't they.
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Note to Princess : If you want a social fashion accessory for goodness sake get yourself a gay man, drop your mother. Honestly. 'Hey Bea, wanna come back to my place?'......'Mum, you up for it?'. I mean, what is her mentality? The only place I'd ever take my mother is off a cliff, ok so the relationship is different but I still know that mummy jewellery is boring in the extreme.
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Old 09-25-2007, 04:32 PM
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Note to Princess : If you want a social fashion accessory for goodness sake get yourself a gay man, drop your mother. Honestly. 'Hey Bea, wanna come back to my place?'......'Mum, you up for it?'. I mean, what is her mentality? The only place I'd ever take my mother is off a cliff, ok so the relationship is different but I still know that mummy jewellery is boring in the extreme.
Almost always guaranteed to give us all a giggle! Thank you BeatrixFan.
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Old 09-25-2007, 04:54 PM
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Note to Princess : If you want a social fashion accessory for goodness sake get yourself a gay man, drop your mother. Honestly. 'Hey Bea, wanna come back to my place?'......'Mum, you up for it?'. I mean, what is her mentality? The only place I'd ever take my mother is off a cliff, ok so the relationship is different but I still know that mummy jewellery is boring in the extreme.
Too funny, BxFan. But very true. I myself have several.
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:20 AM
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while being "friends" with your children is wonderful instead of always playing the "parent" it can sometimes be iffy. it appears as though sarah has at least got that right. from what we know the girls appear to be well behaved and we haven't heard of anything scandalous. at this age, at least for bea, i don't think their "friendship" will cause any problems...at least i hope not!
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Old 09-26-2007, 04:17 PM
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Putting Bea in this Queen Victoria film as a Lady in Waiting is definately one of Fergie's worst ideas too. I hate to say but Sarah Ferguson is proving to be a real curse to that girl.
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Putting Bea in this Queen Victoria film as a Lady in Waiting is definately one of Fergie's worst ideas too. I hate to say but Sarah Ferguson is proving to be a real curse to that girl.
Next time Fergie will produce a film festuring Bea as Elizabeth I. due to her hair and her bloodlines...
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Pics 26.9.2007

Princess Beatrice in period costume on the set of 'The Young
Victoria' movie, in which she has a role during the coronation
scene Princess, Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, Britain - 26 Sep 2007

Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3

Picture gallery from isifa
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I mean, since when did Sarah Ferguson have a clue about movies? I would have thought her style was more in the line of pantomime.
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Princess Beatrice in period costume on the set of 'The Young
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scene Princess, Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, Britain - 26 Sep 2007

Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3

Picture gallery from isifa
Probably Old Vicky is rotating in her grave by know and I would love to know what HM is thinking about her granddaughter...
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Those are not the most flattering photos...
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Old 09-26-2007, 06:33 PM
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Thanks, Ice. They're not too bad. I like the dress itself. Pss B does look alot like a young Queen Victoria. I prefer B's hair down, though.
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I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder but when it comes to Beatrice, a cataract makes the view much more pleasant. Thats why any caring mother would tell her she looks ghastly and suggest she stays the other side of the camera. It's like these parents who tell their talentless children that they're the next Christina Aguilera and shove them on Pop Idol where they make themselves look like complete idiots and get their hearts broken when it's revealed all those people clapping after they've sung are glad that it's over. Bea is turning into a Pop Idol contestant but she seems to think she's sort of Helen Mirren. The girl's mad, the mother's worse.
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Probably Old Vicky is rotating in her grave by know and I would love to know what HM is thinking about her granddaughter...
Probably, no worse than her great great grandson marrying her son's mistress great grandaughter and his mistress.

Beatrice is not a beauty, but there are almost none amongst the RF that are. Lady Gariella and Lady Helen aside. Zara, too. The rest are hardly prime specimens for beauty. So, to be so unkind to a young girl is really sad. I think whomever talked them into this folly is a fool. That they accepted in unfortunate.
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