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 Post subject: Re: BBC2 11+ documentary
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:02 pm 
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Amber wrote:
Makes for good sport, easy telly, polarises opinion, is reductive in the sense that it kills any nuanced debate, but leaves [most of] the audience with a feeling that they have understood an important truth.


Are we still talking about the Grammar School documentary or have you secretly been watching 'Love Island' Amber? :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: BBC2 11+ documentary
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:07 pm 
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Surferfish wrote:
Are we still talking about the Grammar School documentary or have you secretly been watching 'Love Island' Amber? :wink:

Watching it?

I am taking part in it, Surferfish. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: BBC2 11+ documentary
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:15 pm 
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For real, or are you just mugging me off?


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 Post subject: Re: BBC2 11+ documentary
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:24 pm 
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Surferfish wrote:
For real, or are you just mugging me off?

Dead serious, yes. Can you spot which one I am? I can only come onto the forum when I am not copping off with some fit 20-something. It's a hard life.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-44286454


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 Post subject: Re: BBC2 11+ documentary
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:16 am 
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That's annoying - they've cut you out of the photo on the far right - can only see a tress of long blond hair.


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 Post subject: Re: BBC2 11+ documentary
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:18 pm 
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Can't see one with amber red hair, but maybe you died it to remain incognito?

Are you the one who didn't know the meaning of the word "superficial"?


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 Post subject: Re: BBC2 11+ documentary
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:26 am 
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:lol: I'm sure we're getting to the roots of it now


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 Post subject: Re: BBC2 11+ documentary
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:50 am 
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You've lost me.
This thread has turned into 4 things I have never done:

    Watched the documentary on grammar schools (OH recorded it thinking I would want to, but I deleted it as I don't)
    Heard of 'Love Island' (had to google it. I don't think I shall bother)
    Had red hair (though for some reason my user name has led people to think that. Perhaps I should be Chocolate, or Nut, or Sienna instead)
    Dyed my hair

I assume there is a part 3 to this programme so you can discuss that instead of whether I am a superficial dyed blonde redhead in a bikini!


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 Post subject: Re: BBC2 11+ documentary
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:05 pm 
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in episode 2, i felt sorry for the girl in the non-grammar school who was expelled. she was a high achiever but was misunderstood i think. for example, she was having a conversation with a year head,alas not productive. but then another teacher barged in and told her off and sent her home. i think the second teacher had the attitude problem, not her. then she was threatened to be expelled again... there was a hidden agenda here i think. the student was already traumatised by missing 2 weeks of schooling! i remember teachers like these when i was at school.


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 Post subject: Re: BBC2 11+ documentary
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:42 pm 
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food4thought wrote:
in episode 2, i felt sorry for the girl in the non-grammar school who was expelled. she was a high achiever but was misunderstood i think. for example, she was having a conversation with a year head,alas not productive. but then another teacher barged in and told her off and sent her home. i think the second teacher had the attitude problem, not her. then she was threatened to be expelled again... there was a hidden agenda here i think. the student was already traumatised by missing 2 weeks of schooling! i remember teachers like these when i was at school.


Watching the programme with other adult members of my family;wife and mother. We all couldn't help having the same feeling that there was an element of racial stereotyping going on there.
Why when the initial head was getting through to Chichi did the other teacher butt in so aggressively? It just appeared that she thought she 'had an attitude'. I found the whole incident rather disturbing.
We also had teachers like that at my grammar back in the day. In those days they were quite happy to pick on me and other BME boys,using all kinds of racial epithets...


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