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#1132408 - Fri Apr 08 2016 04:01 PM Re: Good Teachers
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#1132425 - Fri Apr 08 2016 08:36 PM Re: Good Teachers
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Yes, charger. Ooops sorry!
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#1144083 - Tue Sep 06 2016 05:55 AM Re: Good Teachers
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We got our IGCSE results for English and Felix scraped in with a pass/ Hey, he passed... I am so proud.He returned from his holiday at home in China. I asked how it went:
F: Well I really feel well rested thanks Mrs R.
He has grown taller again. I told him before the holidays that if he failed all he could take up male modelling . . So on his return I asked him if he was happy with the results. I got:
F: Well, I think no need for the Male model idea, Mrs R!.
Love it!
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#1144084 - Tue Sep 06 2016 06:39 AM Re: Good Teachers
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Bless him. I am so glad that he passed.
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#1146123 - Fri Sep 30 2016 05:14 AM Re: Good Teachers
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Thank you for this thread laugh
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#1156469 - Fri Jan 20 2017 07:47 AM Re: Good Teachers
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Felix is studying very very hard for A levels lately so is not going back to China for CNY.
Me: Won't you miss your Mums cooking?
F: (Who, incidentally is now spelling his name "Phelix"!)Not at all Mrs R / Her cooking is not exactly yummy, she puts too much salt.
Me: Did you tell her about that?
Phelix: Well no I don't have a death wish...
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#1222693 - Sat Mar 16 2019 01:15 AM Re: Good Teachers
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I have retired from the school but visit about once a week
This year Felix has an A and some Bs and is debating whether to apply to Edinburgh or Glasgow Uni.
He has progressed well from his original 3 words (Yes,No and Toilet.)
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#1222700 - Sat Mar 16 2019 04:02 AM Re: Good Teachers
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Excellent news Sara.
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#1222708 - Sat Mar 16 2019 06:17 AM Re: Good Teachers
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I bet you miss that school, Ren! You have so many anecdotes and stories, though, and it's great that you still visit and see how your students are getting on. Hasn't Felix come a long way!
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#1222737 - Sat Mar 16 2019 07:13 PM Re: Good Teachers
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Yes! He now has a pony tail and a flat cap and is quite the trendy one.
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#1222741 - Sat Mar 16 2019 08:26 PM Re: Good Teachers
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Next thing you know he'll be talking Scots! What's he want to study? Edinburgh's lovely of course and Glasgow's a great city, and they're both excellent universities - lots of luck to him. And fried Mars bars, lol.
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#1222754 - Sun Mar 17 2019 12:13 AM Re: Good Teachers
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Medical. The hardest thing to get into of course. I sense that actually his own choice would be philosophy, but not the choice of the family I fear. I cannot imagine his reaction to a fried Mars
Good grief
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#1222933 - Tue Mar 19 2019 03:41 AM Re: Good Teachers
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Edinburgh then, excellent I understand for medicine.
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#1222946 - Tue Mar 19 2019 10:19 AM Re: Good Teachers
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There are several 'rankings' of medical schools in the UK - Glasgow often beats Edinburgh, and Edinburgh often beats Glasgow. They're both right up there anyway. It all depends which factors are being measured; the four main sources of rankings are quoted here:

https://themsag.com/blogs/get-into-medic...ool-rankings-uk

The key factor though is the quality of the medical training; that will be the same in all med schools as it's monitored by the GMC and not just the individual universities. They all have to cover the same subjects and they have to have the same standards of assessment - and that's true across the UK so despite differences between NHS England and NHS Scotland, the medical training is the same and the rankings don't mean much.

What Felix needs to look at is how he will be taught, not what. Some people learn better in a structured lecture environment, some do better in a tutorial/seminar system. Although in general Asian students are more used to the lectures method, if Felix has a liking for Philosophy he might prefer a method involving more active discussions.
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#1222990 - Wed Mar 20 2019 02:06 AM Re: Good Teachers
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Thanks Caroline
I will send him the last paragraph of your post first!
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#1222991 - Wed Mar 20 2019 02:12 AM Re: Good Teachers
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His response



Yes it helps.And I have made my
decision.thank you again for help.In my personal opinion and my parents wish i chose Edinberg as my firm choice.Hoping to get in there for my university life.

Thanks all for your tips
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#1223018 - Wed Mar 20 2019 09:34 AM Re: Good Teachers
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I send him every good wish, I'm sure he'll do well. Now all you have to do is teach him how to spell, and say, Edinburgh. smile
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#1223040 - Wed Mar 20 2019 08:00 PM Re: Good Teachers
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teach him how to spell, and say, Edinburgh. smile


Sigh.....there have been so many challenges in my life. Some you can never beat...
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