A-level results: Melksham Oak Community School

Stephen Clark, headteacher at Melksham Oak Community School

Stephen Clark, headteacher at Melksham Oak Community School

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Stephen Clark, headteacher at Melksham Oak Community School, said he is “delighted” that his students have achieved an overall pass rate of 100 per cent.

“This is a reflection of their hard work, with tremendous parental support and great teaching,” he said.

Abbey Goulding, from Melksham, gained A* in English literature, A in English language and B in psychology.

She is about to start a gap year, working full time, before going to Bristol studying psychology.

Lisa Forgacs, from Melksham, achieved A in drama, C in sociology, and C in media, and will study philosophy, politics and law at Swansea in September.

She said: “I thought I had failed and wasn’t expecting to get in. I had the numbers of five universities with me.”

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7:43am Fri 15 Aug 14

old 'arry says...

What is the point of an examination in which no-one fails? Is it political corrctness that we mustn't make kids feel they have failed in anything?
What is the point of an examination in which no-one fails? Is it political corrctness that we mustn't make kids feel they have failed in anything? old 'arry
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11:29am Sun 17 Aug 14

devilstail says...

old 'arry wrote:
What is the point of an examination in which no-one fails? Is it political corrctness that we mustn't make kids feel they have failed in anything?
Sign of the times. Everyone must be successful and go to University! Then we wonder why we have no skilled tradesmen left.
We should get back to the times when you start a job sweeping the floor & making the tea and work, your way up the food chain. Then we will have managers of workers who have been there, done the job and understand it.
Rather than someone with a degree in business management, with no experience of the job or managing people.
Failure is part of life and makes you stronger.
[quote][p][bold]old 'arry[/bold] wrote: What is the point of an examination in which no-one fails? Is it political corrctness that we mustn't make kids feel they have failed in anything?[/p][/quote]Sign of the times. Everyone must be successful and go to University! Then we wonder why we have no skilled tradesmen left. We should get back to the times when you start a job sweeping the floor & making the tea and work, your way up the food chain. Then we will have managers of workers who have been there, done the job and understand it. Rather than someone with a degree in business management, with no experience of the job or managing people. Failure is part of life and makes you stronger. devilstail
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