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My Therion!

Are we living in an idiocracy now!

What the hell is happening to the education system in Britain?

The Therion once said 'I felt a kind of forlorn sense of being lost in a world of incredibly stupid and malicious dwarfs...' and can he have felt any different today after winning the so called achievement of an A' level that 98% of people swung in with an A Grade!

Why are we sending kids to school to come out with toilet paper at the end of a shitty education system that only works to make them conform to societies norms?

15-year-old awarded certificate for getting the bus.

Bobby McHale, A teenager waiting to receive his GCSE results, was surprised to learn he had been awarded a certificate – for getting the bus.

The 15 year-old was posted the award, titled "Using Public Transport (Unit 1)", by AQA, the exam board.

He was one of 920 11 to 15-year-olds on the council run Bury and Rochdale Activity Generation outdoor activities scheme, with about 300 getting a certificate.

The award recognises Bobby's ability to walk to the local bus stop, stand or sit at a bus stop, wait for the arrival of a public bus and sit on the bus and observe through the windows.

Bobby, from Bury, Greater Manchester, who was not even aware he had sat the test, got the certificate in the post this summer after attending a three week holiday scheme run by Bury Youth Services.

Some of his friends also received the qualification, although others, including his younger brother Joe, 13, did not.

"Maybe he wasn't up to it," said Bobby. "It just seems really silly to me.

"At first I thought I'd got some sort of GCSE early. When I read out the details to the family we all fell about laughing.

"The Bury Youth Scheme is excellent and we get the chance to a lot of different activities but I can't see the point of the certificate at all."

His father Andy, 44, said: "To be honest we are all a little bemused.

"The Bury Youth Scheme is excellent and I can only suppose this comes from some box they have to tick in order to get funding.

"As part of it Bobby certainly travelled by bus. Maybe it's boosted his confidence because he was nominated as head boy.

"We think he may go far .....so long as he gets the 135!"

Barbara Lewis, Youth Support Services Manager in Bury, said: "The idea is that it's about teaching young people self reliance and emotional wellbeing through fun and challenging activities.

"We try to reward young people for their achievements and their social and personal development."

Miss Lewis added: "This certificate isn't just about getting on the bus, it's about time management, working out bus routes and for some people, travelling alone for the first time.

"We encourage people to make their own way to the range of activities on offer and work with parents by asking them not to drop them off in the car.

An AQA spokesman said: "We would expect centres to ensure that candidates are entered for units that are appropriate to their needs and abilities."


I just..........WTF! WTF MAN!!! *weeps*

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I think we should nominate this cat for a qualification. It meets all the exam boards requirements...


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As the father of a sixth form student, I do not share your opinion of A Levels. Your calculation that 98% of students receive A Grade passes says far more about you than it does about the real world.

But all of this really is, in both senses of the word, entirely academic.

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