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I take it that the writer of this article did IB or some strange vocational course.


That's exactly the way I would've written it. Excellent stuff! One problem... I have four A-levels, but where's the unimaginable sex? Is it so unimaginable that it's non-existent? -- Hindleyite Converse?pedia 12:11, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

You didn't? Maybe it was just me. Did you not go to boarding school? -- 15Mickey20 (talk to Mickey)  13:17, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

There are several young ladies in the personal columns of the evening newspaper that advertise A-Levels, do you think I would be better off there or at 6th form college ?


Not even close to being funny. Was this written in mockery of the perceived elitism of A-Levels, or in mockery of the A-Levels being dumbed down. Or is it just that British society tends to over-value these qualifications, and that they set the tone for the rest of the person's life? Whatever is being made fun of, the writer didn't do a very good job of it. Wonder how it became a featured article.

(Oh, and by the way, I have 4 A-Levels too and have never had a girlfriend. Is this article dead wrong or is it just me that's useless? – Preceding unsigned comment added by AvmanM (talk • contribs)

I'll go for option 3, with a little sprinkling of 1 and 2, plus a dollop of my personal experiences from sixth form college (I didn't actually do the marijuana, beanie hat etc. I observed from a discreet, judgemental distance). I actually like the A-level system, although an A* grade would be useful.
It became featured through an elaborate voting process, whereby 17 respected users, plus me, voted unanimously in favour of it. Oh and don't worry about the "unimaginable sex" stuff. It's just there as a ridiculous extension of the qualification's "life-changing" importance.
Also, sign your posts with four tildes (~~~~), like I'm about to do. -- 15Mickey20 (talk to Mickey)  12:26, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
I would say that it's how they're presented to 15-16 year olds to get them to do them.
By the way I don't have any and am working on my PhD 00:35, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Well I thought it was hilarious, especially all the pictures of people crapping themselves with happiness over a piece of paper. lolz. They did trick me with false promises into doing A-levels, and now in my Gap year before Uni, I cannot get a job because employers think I should be at uni and not applying to Tesco... twats. --Matfen 18:23, June 9, 2010 (UTC)