a level grades

anonymous asked:

May I ask why that is?

Of course doll. I just learned over the years that people grew blind to the sense that maturity isn’t guaranteed with age. I myself grew up far too quickly which helped me learn things I would’ve normally at a later age. I was at a college reading level in 4th grade, I was cooking like actually cooking home cooked meals at the age of 8 as well as many laborious chores no child should be left alone to do but in the end, it helped me. When people met me, they assumed I was twenty something at the age of 16 based on how I presented myself. I was a manager at a non profit organization at the age of 18. When people asked how old I was, and I told, they treated me with such disrespect. I am not one to pass on disrespect lightly so I stopped. It sucks that I live around such immature adults that because I was younger in age then them, nevermind knowledge or sense since they seemed to lack greatly in both characteristics, they did not feel the need or desire to talk to me as if I were an equal. Probably way more info than you needed to know but age is just a number. Life experiences and lessons come at you in so many different forms every day. It’s not just something that comes flying at you as soon as you turn 21, no. We all have problems and we all grow at different rates depending on whether we run or learn from out mistakes, our problems, our fears, just everything. The end. XOXO

anonymous asked:

Are you actually Nepali? Alsoooooo can you read or write Nepali? Because I totally forgot ๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ˜“ I can read it slowly But I don't comprehend anything And I can't write at all I moved from Nepal when I was 7๐Ÿ˜• Is this normal

Well that’s the thing with languages right, you have to keep on practicing or else you forget. I can obviously speak it very well because that’s the language I speak with my family all the time. I “can” read and write in Nepali, but it takes me a very long time to read. I never really studied Nepali even when I lived in Nepal (I didn’t go to a Nepali school). So I only have like 1st-2nd grade level of Nepali education which is not much at all. With writing it is a bit tricky because of all the aakars and the ukars and other accents. I mess up my rasso and dirga all the time and my writing is atrocious. 

What I’d suggest to you is maybe reading small short stories (like Nepali folk tales) because those are written for small children and are pretty easy to understand. That’s what I did for a while. And then move on to Nepali news articles online. I don’t have trouble comprehending what I read, but when I do I just ask my parents or grandparents then add that word to my vocabulary. 

If you still have problem comprehending what you read, maybe try a Nepali school? I’m not sure where you live and how the Nepali community is where you are, but here we have the Nepali society and they have Nepali school every weekend. And it totally works! I’ve seen kids that were born here (Canada) didn’t speak a word of Nepali and their parents were worried naturally and now they’re fluent! So maybe that can be an option if you really want to learn or think about a Nepali tutor. Hope this helps!

Just a little reminder from me.

Don’t ever forget what you’re studying for.

It isn’t because of the test or for the grade you’ll get at the end of the year.

It’s for your future. Yes, your future.

If you don’t study and you fail the test then it isn’t your teacher you’re hurting, it’s yourself.

Word to the wise, be selfish in your classes and with your time in school, be a nerd, you colour code that essay. And anyone who can’t be happy to let you do that? They’re not worth your time. 

You got this: I believe in you.

I’m in like an 9th grade level for spanish a 3rd grade level for mandarin and a fetus level for hindi so if you speak any of them and wanna help me get better please for the love of god make me a study guide or something

everyday i become more and more aware of not only my privilege due to my skin color, but due to my class, and everything else. I notice little things everywhere. For example when i was little i had a lot of reading difficulties, and I was never offered help. I was privileged enough to have a mother who cared and pushed the school system to consistently support me and give me the resources i needed to stay on grade level. Most people who are living underprivileged aren’t able to do that.

Tips for applying to Oxford (from a PPE’ist)

Since I got quite a few questions about applying to Oxford, I decided to make a quick post with some tips I have for a successful application based on my own experience with applying to Oxford.

I first want to give two important disclaimers: (1) There is no magic formula for ‘the perfect’ application. Even if there was, since I do not work in admissions, I would not know it. (2) Applying to Oxford is not extremely different from applying to other universities. Most of this advice could be applied to any other university application. Now, let’s move on to the tips.

1. Good (predicted) grades
Getting good grades is, of course, an  obvious step to getting admitted to a university like Oxford. However, I want to stress that grades are very important to get to the interview stage. I have even heard that some colleges do not read personal statements. Although, I find this hard to believe, I do think it is reasonable to claim Oxford assigns more a bit more weight to grades than your personal statement. 
To see what grades you need, look here: http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/courses/entrance-requirements

2. Take the right subjects
Some courses require you to have taken certain subjects for A-levels, others only recommend them. For PPE there are no required subjects, but maths and history are looked upon favorably. I would encourage anyone considering studying PPE to take maths, because it will  help with Economics and Philosophy once you are admitted. (Also, one part of my econ interview was basically solving math problems). 
To see what subjects you need to take, look here: http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/courses-listing

3. Emerge yourself in your subject (by reading)
Oxford is looking for people who love their subject and are willing to spend a lot of time on it. Once you found a course you possibly want to study at Oxford, start familiarizing yourself with it to find out if you actually enjoy it and gain valuable  experience and knowledge for your application. Take subjects related to your course, read books about it and participate in related extracurricular activities. Reading books and thinking about them critically, will also give you something to write about in your personal statement. The same goes for activities. Oxford does not really care for extracurriculars, except for when they are related to your subject (i.e. participating in a maths competition for a Maths course, working at a museum for History, etc.). 
For PPE, I would also encourage you to keep track of current events and read a newspaper or a magazine like The Economist.
For advice on what to read, look on the department website. For example, here is the suggested reading for PPE: http://www.ppe.ox.ac.uk/index.php/how-to-prepare-for-ppe

4. Write a personal statement that shows enthusiasm & critical thought
Like mentioned above, having spent time familiarizing yourself with your course subject(s) shows interest and dedication. Make sure you mention books you read and relevant activities you have participated in. I personally think that doing and mentioning reading that is different from what you already read in school or what are the most standard texts on the subjects, sets you apart from other applicants. I also believe you should mention those texts and activities that you are the most passionate about. Mention what you learned or what you found interesting about a certain book or activity, as this shows you have also spend time thinking about it. 
For examples of personal statements used to apply to Oxford, look here:

5. Practice for your entrance exam
For several subjects taking a test in addition to your application is required. Since these often play quite a big role in getting you to the interview stage, make sure you prepare. A lot of tests test logical thinking or information you learn in high school, so I believe the most important part of preparation is familiarizing yourself with the test format. You can do this by practicing past tests.  For PPE, you have to take the TSA, which is mostly a logical reasoning test. Most of my practice consisted of practicing old tests and working on my writing skills.
For past papers of the TSA, look here: http://www.admissionstestingservice.org/for-test-takers/thinking-skills-assessment/tsa-oxford/preparing-for-tsa-oxford/ 
(Some applications require written work instead of a test. Since this is not required for PPE and I have no experience with it, I will not discuss it in this post)

Bonus: Two really helpful Youtube Channels
Two really cool Youtubers,  JamoeMills (PPE) and SimonOxPhys (Physics), who went to Oxford have made some really helpful videos on the application process and life at Oxford in general. I would definitely recommend watching some of their videos!

This post is in no way a comprehensive guide to applying to Oxford, but I do hope it gives you a somewhat better idea of what is important and provides you with helpful  resources. If you have other questions, (How to apply as an international? How to pick a college? What are interviews like? Is life in Oxford really like Brideshead Revisited? Do I think Max Irons is attractive?) my ask box is always open!


Abbey told me this story once. She said you were at a party once where you were bending the guy’s ear. You were telling him that Ellie had mastered her multiplication tables and she was in third grade reading at a fifth-grade level and she loved books and she scored two goals for her soccer team the week before, you were going on and on… And what made that story remarkable was that the party you were at was in Stockholm and the man you were talking to was King Gustav, who two hours earlier had given you the Nobel Prize in economics. I mean, my god, you just won the Nobel Prize and all you wanted to talk about to the King of Sweden was Ellie’s multiplication tables!


New B.C. curriculum includes residential schools, Asian immigrant experience
Teachers will be able to start using the new curriculum this fall in kindergarten to Grade 9

British Columbia’s latest education experiment starts this fall with the launch of a new curriculum that will be phased in over the next three years.

The curriculum has Aboriginal perspectives integrated at all grade levels, and includes the history and legacy of the residential school system.

It also has new content on the historical experiences of South and East Asian immigrants, and a renewed emphasis on environmental sciences, according to a government release.

Education Minister Mike Bernier said students from kindergarten to Grade 9 will kick off the transition to the new curriculum, which he says offers flexibility while focusing on the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic.

That “flexibility” means students can learn about core subjects while doing projects related to their own interests, “such as music, hockey, or dinosaurs,” said the release.

Bernier says the new curriculum aims to connect students with the collaborative and critical skills they need to succeed.

It will be phased in over three years:

-2015-16: Teachers have the option of using new curriculum in kindergarten to Grade 9 classes.
-2016-17: All classes will use new curriculum for kindergarten to Grade 9.
-2017-18: Entire K-12 curriculum will be “phased in by areas and grade levels.”

I really like that homeschooling is being more accepted as a choice of schooling, but I really get irked when the only way to show homeschooliing in a good light is to prove how many “elite” students they produce, or somehow showing its better than any public/private school ever.

No child should be pushed to be “elite” if they don’t want to.  They should learn to push themselves and to desire learning, but getting the best grades and the most advance classes should not be a priority.  I don’t care how they are educated: they need to be encouraged to learn and prepare themselves for their future lives, not be trained as perfect student pets.

Some kids in homeschooling?  They are average, or below their grade level.  Maybe Jane is great at science and math, but she has a hard time with grammar and writing. Joe has a speech impediment that makes him shy around other people and needs time to know someone.  Robin has a physical disability that prevents him from traveling easily but he loves reading.

But because these kids are homeschooled, they can use their own curriculum to support their strengths and overcome their weaknesses.  Jane can move up a grade or two with her sciences and mathematics but still have a lower grade language arts program to help her understand it more.  Joe gains confidence at home and with his therapist as he learns at his own pace and by the time he meets the neighbor kids to play, or meets with fellow students at a homeschooling co-op, he can work with others just fine.  Robin is stuck at home for most of his classes, but because he can finish his work early he and his parents have extra time to go visit a museum or library or even a movie theater.

Homeschooling should be about encouraging individuality in learning styles and flexibility, whether the child is an A+ student or struggling just to keep up.

The point is that whether its homeschooling, private school, public school, or a mix of the three over the course of the child’s life, our focus should be on, “what is best for this individual child?” not “Which method will make my kid look better than the others?”

I don’t think you can ever be reminded of this fact too much. 

I made this because people are starting to go back to school, college, sixth form and university, they are starting applications for places on courses or degree programmes and I know that this is a time fraught with anxiety and feelings of low self-worth. So, know this, “You are more than your grades.”

Why Trump Would Be a Terrible President

Donald Trump is a racist, sexist, belligerent, bullheaded big-mouth. But still, he’s leading the GOP field, his polling fueled entirely by an army of supporters who like him for all the wrong reasons. But let’s not mince words here: Donald Trump would, without question, be the absolute worst President America has had to endure in the lifetimes of any living people on this planet.

Are you doubtful? Are you finding it hard to believe anyone could top George W. Bush on a list of the worst presidents in living memory? There are quite a few obvious, clear-cut signs that “President Trump” would be worse than Bush, so let’s examine those, shall we?

He talks like a third-grader… literally!
America tried that whole “inarticulate President” thing with Bush. It didn’t really work out too well for us, remember? Donald Trump speaks with a third-grade literacy level. That’s not a cheap insult… it’s a scientific fact. Most presidents in the 20th and 21st centuries have spoken, on average, with a 9th grade to 12th grade comprehension level. George H.W. Bush holds the record-low from a speech on January 28th of 1992, with a score of 7.2. It’s a good thing for presidents to use language most Americans can comprehend, but third grade? Trump would be running a country, not a game of Pokémon.

He never really explains how he’s going to do anything
Trump doesn’t really have a treasure trove full of ideas, so much as an old musty pillowcase full of kneejerk assertions. He knows he wants to get rid of Obamacare, but what will he replace it with?“Something Terrific,” he claims. No plans, no ideas, no comprehensive walkthrough of what he dislikes about Obamacare or what, if anything, could be salvaged from the historic legislation… he just wants to get rid of it and replace it. He hasn’t really released comprehensive plans for any facet of his would-be presidency. He did release a “plan” on illegal immigration, if you want to call it that, consisting of just two words: mass deportation. Not the most brilliant thinker around, that Trump.

- written by  MATT TERZI

read more @http://reverbpress.com/politics/seven-reasons-donald-trump-make-terrible-president/

‘Are my grades good enough for med school?’

I have had loads of asks from people telling me their grades and asking if they are good enough to get into medical school (UK). Rather than answer them all individually and clogging up your dash I thought I would make a post addressing all of them at once.

Medical schools in the UK are generally looking for a set of great overall grades. Therefore, if you have a set of A*/A grades but got a C in something like Music or History, it’s not going to stopping you getting into university - so please don’t get hung up on that one grade that you think will ‘let you down’ because it won’t.

A lot of you have sent in similar looking grades; a few A*s and then A/B grades for the rest, and you think that you won’t be able to get into med school with those grades. This isn’t true. Generally as long as you have A*-B grades at GCSE you will be ok. You won’t get into Birmingham and Oxford etc. because they weight GCSEs a lot, and require a high number of A*s. However, there are a lot of other medical schools that don’t look at GCSEs that much - you just have to apply strategically and to your strengths.

Many universities weight the AS grades you get at the end of year 12, and your predictions for the end of year 13 a lot more than your GCSE grades. Also, some universities will give you an automatic interview if you achieve a certain average in the UKCAT. Many universities also want extra things. They want to know if you have volunteered anywhere, got any work experience or if you play an instrument/sports. Just because a girl gets 13 A*s at GCSE doesn’t mean she’ll get into medical school - they don’t just look at your academic ability.

If you didn’t get the grades you wanted, or grades that you think aren’t high enough to get you into medical school, please don’t be put down! You can work like mad this year, get great AS results and apply to do medicine; or you can look at the hundreds of university courses offered that aren’t as crazily competitive as medicine is in this country! There’s something for everyone :)

anonymous asked:

What do you think Dyl meant by saying that he wanted to be ignorant? Love your blog sososo much by the way ๐Ÿ˜

Dylan was a gifted kid. Basically that means that his brain excelerated intellectually at a very early age compared to average grade-level peers. He grasped how to learn and do things at a faster pace and because of that fact, he needed to be stimulated by having new things to learn being introduced to him so that he could feel mentally stimulated and challenged - otherwise- Dylan would get bored and unfocused. He’d get lazy, procrastinate even, on doing assignments and then waited up until the last minute to complete them so that, in itself, would be the challenge. His mind was constantly going and he mentions this in his journal that all he does his “think, shit loads of thinking” and “his mind never stops”. He also had a hyper sensitive awareness of his surroundings - which I think, is impart exacerbated by his super shyness (which I believe to be AvPD). He had that sense of ‘self awareness’ and it was glaringly abundant to him that his intelligence compared to others made him feel isolated and acutely different from everyone else. In his self awareness, he could help but notice himself as being glaringly, markedly different from others. Those of ‘average’ intelligent seemed, to him, to be having more fun in life than himself because they seemed to be less complicated, less conscious of their surroundings. The jocks for example, were going out doing things, simply having friends, getting women and leading actual fun lives. Whereas Dylan was stuck in his insane asylum bedroom ruminating and feeling overwhelmed inside of his genius mind.

So, Dylan decides, at some point, that these people were ‘ignorant’ because they were less conscious of their surrounds in addition to having less intellectual capacity in comparison to himself. Therefore, those who are ignorant are less plagued with the bombardment of constant thoughts and mental chatter. The ignorant ‘zombies’, as he begins to refer to them, were simplistic and their mental abilities less cumbersome. They could just simply exist and 'just be’, to just live and do in a state of happiness with not a whole lot of mental complexity to bog them down to make them jaded and weary of the world in which he felt he knew all too well about all by the age of seventeen.

Because the majority on the earth were 'ignorant’ zombies’, they also felt a sense of well being in feeling connected and of the same ilk of one other, all existing on the same level. Whereas, the fewer intelligent, self-aware people such as Dylan didn’t fit in with the rest of humanity and suffered for it. He felt a huge chasm between himself and the 'ignorant’ aka 'average’ rest of the world. “People are alike, I am different’ He felt himself excluded and ostracized by the world as if he could never fit in and be like all the rest yet, earlier on in his journal, he was envious, and lamented about how he wished and inspired to be just like them. There’s something about his envy that reminds me a bit like Pinnochio, the wooden puppet that was made in the likeness of a human boy yet was cursed by the fact that he could seem like a boy but never could actually be one. At some point, he decided it was futile; he lamented that he never could be like them. Eventually, Dylan concluded it was because he was superior, that he was a god, 'an einstein stuck in an ants body’ compared to the the ignorant zombies. He decided that he would have something infinitely better than the happiness the jocks seemed to have by not resisting what he was born as but embracing it. His mind and thoughts would afford him his rightful place in the Halcyons 'of his mind’. He would conceive of this afterlife, this place, as being much better than this world he presently suffered in and he would do this by the use of his mind to create such a place.

songspinner9 asked:

So far this school year, I am teaching a different grade level, have gone from seeing 55 kids to 174 over the course of a day (pun intended), our AP is leaving in a couple of weeks to become principal of another middle school, we have a new student discipline plan and four other major changes announced, and two teachers are leaving next week for other jobs or opportunities. This is a good reminder why my kids freak out over even little changes. Gif for my week of seismic shifts?

We went to the public library yesterday.

Technically it was a field trip, even though there is a door that OPENS INTO THE SCHOOL. Anyway, my kids were totally jazzed about getting library cards. Like yes, yes, we are very grown up and have cards in our own names and are responsible for things.

Today, one of my little ones (okay, a big one, he is the size a fourth grader) couldn’t stop talking about his “liberry” card AND spent his lunch in the library. He took the wiener dog themed hall pass and everything, lol forever. He was so excited about his new Lego Chima book and chose to read when he finished his art project before the rest of the class was done. 

Reading isn’t easy for this kid. He reads at a beginning of first grade level. But he perseveres and reads for pleasure (and takes books home to read with his mom). I love this kid. Love, love, love.