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[ You'll find Sandhurst, Athletes, Survival specialists and top high risk corporate jobs filled with public schools pupils who had their results called out in public from day one.


Ok, I give up. Who or what on earth is Sandhurst?
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And please do not talk to me about " top high risk corporate jobs" where as it turns out the only thing being risked is other people's livelihood and money (shareholders and employess) while they carry on their backs a nice golden parachutte. :evil:

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So do you think sheltering our children from everything until the age of 22 will help them to become adults who can cope? Our job is to bring up our children to become well-rounded and developed adults, not to smother them.


No, I just think that the above does not constitute shelterng, just common-sense action by the Uni

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Eventhough many are anti boarding school you'll find these adults in top jobs of high risk. You'll find Sandhurst, Athletes, Survival specialists and top high risk corporate jobs filled with public schools pupils who had their results called out in public from day one.


I fail to see the correlation here. Would they not have go on to become great even if their results had not been published? Will we cease to have the above great people following this earth shaterring change? :lol: And by the way how does anti-boarding enter into all this? :?[/quote]

By the way the results are not called out in public, they are just placed on a noticeboard in public. I am sure the former happened in earlier years however. Oh, the good old days!!
By the was I wonder if my results were published in Cambridge. I certainly did not stick around as I had lots of more important things to do, like enjoy the Greek sunshine. They were delivered to me by post with great care.

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Another sunshine example of calling out publicly results even at secondary schools in the presence of all parents and pupils was the good old Soviet union, pre-1989 as many Ukranian and Georgian friends tell me. This was the authorities idea of parent-teacher consultation evenings!

It certainly did make you more careful in your studying, but it most certainly did not make you more or less intelligent that you already were.

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What has suffering public humiliation got to do with being a well-rounded individual? And why is how well-rounded you are measured by whether you have a 'high powered' career?
What happened to placing value on characteristics such as sensitivity and caring?

Its great for children to be encouraged to do their best and nothing wrong with celebrating sucess but lets not bring them up to think they are better than others because they are higher up the ranking in their class at school. How do you think it feels to be bottom every time, no matter how hard you try? How long before you just don't bother trying any more?


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Reading marks out and publishing them is barbaric - I still remember when my Y9 English mark was read out - it appeared that I had done really badly and I got several nasty comments about it but later it emerged they had only marked one of my papers. Of course the correct mark just appeared on my report ...

I have NEVER read out marks .....


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:34 pm 
Oh dear, we are bringing up a generation of adults unable to cope with the trials of life. Quite damning on our parenting. :?

Mmmm, barbaric? There are things in this world that are truly barbaric and putting them in the same category as publicly publishing exam results is certainly not one of them!


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barbaric?

PE ....... every one lining up to jump over the vaulting horse....

just waiting for the fat one to crash into it..

not that it scarred me in any way....


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I'm a bit confused by this and don't understand what the big deal is about posting results in public. Surely when degree results come out most students will have gone home/away on holiday etc and aren't around to go and look at the public lists anyway?

I rang up to get mine on the morning the results came out (ie the same time that they were posted publicly) and received confirmation later in the post. I remember ringing up my friends, who were also at home by that stage, to see how they'd done. I'm sure there would be a few people still around the university to look at the public lists but all of my friends lived a hundred plus miles away so didn't go and look!

And when you graduate everyone hears in public what everyone else has got anyway - loud and clear!


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No we were all still 'up' when results were published - it does depend when graduation is and the 'formal' end of term.


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Think at Cambridge it happens fairly promptly so the students are still 'up' recovering from May week (which is actually in June - as is DS' May Ball :)
Not sure there is a big fuss about degree results being published just that students should get them in private first.
Bigger controversy on this thread seems to be over whether results of younger children should be broadcast & whether this appraoch is character building or cruel.

Tipsey's attitude is that we need to toughen up our chilldren ready to cope in the real world. I'm not sure there is a direct comparison between broadcasting test/exam results and a real world situation?
What concerns me about children's results being made public is 1. they have no choice in the matter & 2. the danger that those who are higher up in the rankings are perceived as being better (not just in the activity being measured but in general) - not the right message to be sending to those at the top or bottom.


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