do those americans who reblogged that post actually think we have it easier in the UK in terms of grades lol wow
What I learnt from the American system is that teachers can be lenient if they get to know you better and see you working hard. They have that type of personal connection of a student/teacher and they’d act accordingly. When you’re a B+, a teacher might bump you to a good A- simply because you’re a good student in their class.
Like seriously, our exams are basically sent to complete stranger teachers who probably could be in Dubai for all we know and its put in such an objective view that it’s just affjvdflkvfkjk.
not to mention the complete joke that is the SAT
American here, who has learned the British system.
I actually got into a fight with someone today over the fact that the SAT was easy. Basically what I said was you have to learn how to play the game, and she got into a bitch fit saying that if it was easy then why didn’t everyone do well. But it really is just a game. The best skills I learned for taking the SATs were about how to effectively guess the right answer. It’s not a measure of knowledge in any way just a measure of how to take a test.
Also, as for the British vs. American grading system/school system, I actually think the American is easier. In the American system, you do your work and you get graded on things like class participation and homework and tests and whatever else the teacher decides to throw in. In the British system, at least where I work, it’s just about 90% exams and maybe 10% everything else. I would have absolutely died and failed. Both have their merrits but I’m really glad I came up in the British system.
PS: It’s also easier to get into American Universities than ones from the UK.