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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3765 on: July 06, 2018, 09:53:19 am »
Congratulations are due, Caz. Your granddaughter obviously takes after her grandmother.😁
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3766 on: July 06, 2018, 10:20:14 am »
Many congratulations to your granddaughter, Caz. A great achievement.

"a 78% pass and got a First Class degree with Honours". Interesting, in the U.S. grading system, 78% is only a C: "Fair performance. The student has acquired an acceptable understanding of the material and essential subject matter of the course, but has not succeeded in translating this understanding into consistently creative or original work." To gain an A requires 95-100%. Is that why everyone is complaining about grade inflation in U.K. universities?

Getting into Cambridge (or Oxford) certainly requires much more than 78% so she has clearly won her place against very considerable competition.

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3767 on: July 06, 2018, 10:24:14 am »
Awesome.

Great result, Caz.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3768 on: July 06, 2018, 10:28:19 am »
Congratulations to your granddaughter.
You must be so proud of her Caz.
Great news.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3769 on: July 06, 2018, 10:36:56 am »
"a 78% pass and got a First Class degree with Honours". Interesting, in the U.S. grading system, 78% is only a C: "Fair performance. The student has acquired an acceptable understanding of the material and essential subject matter of the course, but has not succeeded in translating this understanding into consistently creative or original work." To gain an A requires 95-100%. Is that why everyone is complaining about grade inflation in U.K. universities?

The percentages are worked out differently in America so are not comparable.

In America they use an average of all marks only weighted by credit value. In the UK universities use a system called 'exit velocity'. The first year marks are given a low weighting (or zero in some cases) and the final year are given a high weighting.

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« Reply #3770 on: July 06, 2018, 10:41:34 am »
Congratulations to your granddaughter. You must be very proud of her achievements.

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« Reply #3771 on: July 06, 2018, 12:59:51 pm »
"a 78% pass and got a First Class degree with Honours". Interesting, in the U.S. grading system, 78% is only a C: "Fair performance. The student has acquired an acceptable understanding of the material and essential subject matter of the course, but has not succeeded in translating this understanding into consistently creative or original work." To gain an A requires 95-100%. Is that why everyone is complaining about grade inflation in U.K. universities?

The percentages are worked out differently in America so are not comparable.

In America they use an average of all marks only weighted by credit value. In the UK universities use a system called 'exit velocity'. The first year marks are given a low weighting (or zero in some cases) and the final year are given a high weighting.

That's very different from when I was an undergrad. in the U.K., back in the 1970s.

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3772 on: July 07, 2018, 04:59:36 pm »
She's thinking of turning the Cambridge offer down as York have a more in depth curriculum for her chosen interest of Genetic Anthropology, you can't beat an 'ology' can you.   :)

Thanks all for you kind wishes.

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3773 on: July 07, 2018, 05:07:27 pm »
Always nice to read a success story.

Wishing her every success wherever she decides to go.

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3774 on: July 07, 2018, 05:40:44 pm »
She's thinking of turning the Cambridge offer down as York have a more in depth curriculum for her chosen interest of Genetic Anthropology, you can't beat an 'ology' can you.   :)

Thanks all for you kind wishes.

Well, York is an excellent university, too, and IMHO York is a more interesting city than Cambridge, even if she has no interest in railways! 8-) Genetic Anthropology sounds fascinating but she'll, probably, have to further develop her studies into a PhD!

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3775 on: July 08, 2018, 12:46:15 pm »
York University is a great place. I did 2 OU summer schools there. Just beware of the duck residue when walking around the lake at night.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3776 on: July 13, 2018, 09:37:17 pm »
Well my flabber is well and truly gasted  :o. As I have mentioned once or twice before, the internet speed where I live has always been pathetically slow. I once had the telephone engineer up to survey my site for a landline modem - he just laughed at me! So, ever since, I have made do with a mobile dongle, which does just work at home, but works a bit better at work, (one of the reasons I like going to work, the other being the money  :)). However, since last week, the dongle has stopped recording my useage. So, whilst awaiting SWMBO to arrive back on the bus from her jollies in Yorkshire, I called in at a Carphone Warehouse. I explained my problem and the, (lovely), young lady who assisted me talked me into swapping my current dongle and contract, (which gives me 50GB of data a month at 29.99), for a another one which gives me unlimited, (well 750GB), for 30 a month. She explained that my old dongle was 3G whereas the new one was 4G, although I may not be able to get 4G where I live. (Getting a bit long winded this tale - sorry). The upshot of it all is that I now have what I consider to be an excellent speed - maybe 3 or 4 times faster - than I had. Can't wait to see what the speed is like when I go back to work next week. One happy bunny.  :beers:
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3777 on: July 14, 2018, 12:26:08 pm »
Glad to hear you're pleased with your new, improved dongle :D

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3778 on: July 14, 2018, 01:24:01 pm »
Glad to hear you're pleased with your new, improved dongle :D

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3779 on: July 14, 2018, 02:03:24 pm »
Glad to hear you're pleased with your new, improved dongle :D

please, this is a family forum  :-[ :D

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