Watching: Suits (S3),
Listening to: The Vamps, Dan Croll, The Wombats
Heartbreaking Simpsons Moments 1/∞: Bart Gets an F
I never understood why it’s an F if he gets more than half out of 100? Unless it’s more than 100. If you get more than half the answers right how is it an F?
You must not be from America. Here, grading is fucked up.
Average American Grading Scale:
A - 94-96
A- - 90-93
F- 59 and under
And in some places in America it goes by a 7 point scale, so it’d be
A - 100-93
B - 92-85
C - 84-78
D - 77-70
F - 69 and below
Now you understand why American kid’s feel like there’s no point to school. If you have a 100 question text, and get 79 of them correct, that’s a C. That mean’s your Average Intelligence on this particular subject. And it get’s even worse when you have only like… a 10 question quiz. If you get two wrong? that’s a B. 80 fucking %. Now tell me again why American school’s are easier?
No wait but whats the grading system in other countries?
UK Grading Scale
Below 40: F
next time you try to tell americans that we’re stupid
i’m gonna remind you
that our “average” is your “A”
#is that true?
Yep I was shocked when I heard this in a different post but a Google search pulls up a ton of sites backing this up.
Shit son I woulda passed College Algebra with an A in the UK. And I spent the end of the semester in perpetual fear that I would fail and have to retake the class.
And basically as an American you’re expected to get 80 or higher. Technically 70s are considered ‘average’ but there is such a level of pressure to get a B or higher, that Cs have become equal to Ds. Basically anything under 60 you might as well gotten a 0, and anything between 60-80 is considered practically failing. So basically schools have to be designed to make sure majority of students are getting 80s or higher on specific topics, which means you’re spending all your time going over a few choice facts a billion times and there is very little room to teach anything else. Which explains why American schools are of such low quality. The insane demand on the students ends up wrecking their education. Not only do you not have time to teach them anything, but they end up hating learning. Even outside of school your life is dedicated to memorizing these few dumb facts because your homework ends up taking hours of your time. A teacher from one subject says they expect you to spend 2 hours every night on their homework. And if you’re studying 5 subjects and they all demand that 2 hours? Good fucking luck, because if you don’t have straight all 80s or higher you’re not getting into a good college and college degrees have somehow become the minimum requirement for getting jobs.
I spent most of my junior year of high school in a state of constant panic that I was going to get a C in Honors Physics much less fail the class. If I got a C on my report card, I was grounded until the next one. I lost count of the times I’d wake up at five in the morning to take the early bus to go in for zero hour before school actually started for the day
File this under the exact reason so many Americans detest going to school.
Schools are fucking prisons and no one gets that.
Hahaha. No. You think we get an A for 70? Try closer to 85. Oh and if you get below 50 it’s a U. And 60 is an F. And to get an A* 95. Okay. So don’t you try to tell me that your average is our A. Because your average is equally to a C or a D here. Which is below our average.
AND CAN I JUST SAY THAT YOU KNOW S.A.T’S? Most high level universities in the UK need a good 5 AP classes to accept US students because they just don’t compare to A Levels. At A Level, it is so incredibly hard that an E is a pass. Sure most people to better but if you get AAB at A level then a lot of American Universities can accept you straight into the second year because that shit is fucking HARD.
I don’t doubt that the American system is equally fucked up, but with the ENTIRE UK system still changing annually thanks to a fucked up government who seem to think exams get easier rather than children being pressured into academics at such a young age.
but like guys
365 days till eurovision
i didnt plan to liveblog eurovision but im european and shit happens
And with this, I return to hiatus.
rise from the ashes of gender normative bullshit you gorgeous creature
From the fading light I fly
Rise like a phoenix
12 points from Tumblr to Graham Norton
*rains of castamere starts playing*
"the entire french people sends their regards"
petition to send rowan atkinson as mr bean as the uk’s eurovision entry next year
so basically Concita will win, bow down to the queen of Europe