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So you were born in New York? I see... Ugh... School is starting tomorrow here...

Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious about itself. Let the day's own trouble be sufficient for the day. - Jesus Christ

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Actually, I was born in Brooklyn New York. Ugh is a good word to describe it.

I did want to say that I do not think it is a wise decision not to take advantage of school no matter how ridiculous it seems. It is a very good learning experience.

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I'm bringing some other books with me, so I could totally ignore the other classes that is not my cup of tea.

*Last edited by Chris2 (2014-06-15 01:26:45)*

Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious about itself. Let the day's own trouble be sufficient for the day. - Jesus Christ

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Weren't you born in Europe?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Maybe chooipian was, I was not.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Was pappym born in Europe?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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No, I believe he was born in Bessemer Alabama but it was a long time ago.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I wonder why I was linking both of you to Europe. I think I know, but I'm not sure.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Grandpappym and grandmammym were both from Sicilia as far as I know. The other side is less well known.

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No, bobbym (I mean Yoda) was born in an unknown planet in 896 BBY

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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896 BBY? I have not heard that.

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http://scifi.about.com/od/starwarscharacters/a/Profile-Yoda.htm

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How did you came up with pappym and mammym o.O? And also Bob? As in Bobbym? o.O

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I am afraid that whomever wrote that was not quite correct,

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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There are also grandpappyd and grandmammyd.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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grandpappyd claims he was born in Buffalo, That is debatable. grandmammyd can be traced to Barre.

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**PatternMan****Member**- Registered: 2014-03-08
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chooipian if you're in the UK then you need 5 A to C's at GCSE level 2 or you wont be able to compete in the job market. It happened to me so i'm just giving you a heads up. Actually for some good apprenticeships you need 7 A to C's. If you want to do A level math then you need an A or A* for GCSE. You'll definitely want an A* for GCSE math, A-A* for science double or triple and B or higher for your English. The rest of the GCSE's don't matter but try and get the new computer science GCSE. This will help you increase your employment prospects.

As for learning, don't pay attention to your teachers. There are great resources online. Try to gather a group of likeminded individuals you can learn with. Cover the whole syllabus and go in to depth so you have a chance to get A*'s for the science, maths, english, computer science. Those are the staple subjects for the future. nothing else matters. Another language might help you.

DONT DROP OUT unless you can take 5-7 GCSE exams in the year that you would finish secondary school.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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I think he wants to go to university.

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**PatternMan****Member**- Registered: 2014-03-08
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To get into university you need to do A levels. To do A levels you need GCSE's. GCSE -> A levels > University undergrad is the traditional route. You usually need 5 A to C's to be able to do A levels. If you want to study a subject at A level then you usually need it at A grade at GCSE level. Students pick 4 AS then continue 3 of them the second year. It appears chooipian is interested in maths and physics. So he would need to get an A-A* at GCSE maths and an A for double or triple science at GCSE in order to do physics and math at A level.

"School conditions you to reject your own judgement and experiences. The facts are in the textbook. Memorize and follow the rules. What they don't tell you is the people that discovered the facts and wrote the textbooks are people like you and me."

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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I think he's in Malaysia, though.

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**PatternMan****Member**- Registered: 2014-03-08
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xD *cough*....

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"School conditions you to reject your own judgement and experiences. The facts are in the textbook. Memorize and follow the rules. What they don't tell you is the people that discovered the facts and wrote the textbooks are people like you and me."

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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PatternMan wrote:

Cover the whole syllabus and go in to depth so you have a chance to get A*'s for the science, maths, english, computer science. Those are the staple subjects for the future. nothing else matters.

English doesn't matter for universities in the UK, right? Don't they just look at three A levels?

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**PatternMan****Member**- Registered: 2014-03-08
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You need a C in GCSE English most the time. They want your English to be up to the standard that you can learn from the books you read, assignments, etc and write reports, essays, and a dissertation at the end.

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