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Posted by flameofthewest (U14483084) on Friday, 24th August 2012
Consider too, both are towns with a serious accomodation problem now, too many students in not that big, and expensive, towns, and unlike our time you can no longer spend most years of your degree on campus.
If he went to Bath he could live at home if he learnt to drive, but I don't think any of us are keen on that idea! Bath has built a lot more on-campus accommodation since I was there, I only spent my final year on campus, my first year was in lodgings in town, but I believe all first years are guaranteed a place in university accommodation now. I don't know anything about Guildford.
Posted by _ShropshireLad_ (U10844552) on Saturday, 25th August 2012
As moffmog has correctly stated it was never FORMALLY called S-LEVEL, although that name was used informally - and indeed incorrectly.
I have today looked out my school's late 60s pre-printed results notification which shows the grades scales for O-levels A-levels and S-PAPERS
They were certainly known informally as S-levels when I did them in the early 1980s. Maths and Physics. It was one long extra paper, and considerably more difficult than the normal A-level. You got a 1 or a 2 or a fail, I think.
Posted by Organoleptic Icon (U11219171) on Saturday, 25th August 2012
I have evidence that in 1967 in NUJMB land they were officially claaed S-Papers and graded
Modesty forbids mention of my own scores a couple of years later
But I was classified twice - at different levels.
Posted by dickie (U2267358) on Saturday, 25th August 2012
They were certainly called Special Papers by JMB when I sat them in 1971 - I still have the exam papers. Unfortunately, my performance was not sufficiently distinguished to merit classification - well done OI!
Posted by libranmeg (U14144861) on Saturday, 25th August 2012
In my day. clearly a very long time ago (1968), both O-level (remember them?) and A-level results were posted to you at home. They came on a flimsy copy. I remember this also in 1964. Oh goodness, I feel like The Ancient Mariner.
Posted by Chris Ghoti (U10794176) on Saturday, 25th August 2012
O-level was Ordinary Level and A-level was Advanced Level, and who ever called them *that* except when it was printed on the papers in the actual exams? And does anyone ever call the GCSE the General Certificate of Secondary Education, or know that is what it stands for off the top of their head without having to stop and think hard at least for a moment? And how many people now call the A-level they are working for aa AGCE or Advanced General Certificate of Education?