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    Quote Originally Posted by Ho3n3r View Post


    Either the answer is correct, or it isn't. It shouldn't be marked differently depending on what your mother language is. It certainly wasn't the case when I was at school.
    In Afrikaans with comprehension tests the answers could be open to discussion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Batista View Post
    This is so dumb, fail afr and you get held back.I almost failed this language in grade 11, then I got a b in matric after hanging out with hoerskool meisies
    Little did i know im going to end up working in a place with >90% afr speaking.
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    He needs to repeat the grade or else he's in for a rude awakening at Matric. Then again it might bring shem on the family because their wonderboy could never fail could he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninja'd View Post
    Your kid's a dumbass. Deal with it.
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    Not necessarily. I had an A average at the end of matric but was worried about failing Afrikaans. My Afrikaans second language C is worth more to me than any of my As.
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    Was your passmark the same as it is now?
    I finished school in 2008, first year of the NSC system, so I think so.

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    Nowadays matric exams are a joke anyways compared to 20 years ago. I had a look at the pure Maths and English Literature matric papers last year and it was easier than a drunk fat chick at a party. Standards have certainly dropped a lot since the old days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thechamp View Post
    Then the boy stands a better chance at passing matric if he repeats the grade, but then maybe it will bring shame upon the household if he were to repeat the grade.
    More likely to do with finances - the family has to pay for that extra year in school
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    If you fail fairly, bummer, repeat the grade bro, it's not the end of the world but if it's a fail because a supposed teacher can't mark properly, by all means take it as far as you can
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    Based on the article it sounds like there are valid concerns around marking standards. It's a genuine issue with subjective areas of study.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun108 View Post
    Nowadays matric exams are a joke anyways compared to 20 years ago. I had a look at the pure Maths and English Literature matric papers last year and it was easier than a drunk fat chick at a party. Standards have certainly dropped a lot since the old days.
    Matric exams 20 years ago were a joke compared to 30 years ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by R13... View Post
    When I was in tertiary we got warned about demanding remarks. We were told that the pissed lecturer will remark you completely and no be lenient as they sometimes can be if it looks like you had the right idea. A remark could have them adopting you're either wrong or right scale.
    Sounds like a very unprofessional institution.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ho3n3r View Post
    Either the answer is correct, or it isn't. It shouldn't be marked differently depending on what your mother language is. It certainly wasn't the case when I was at school.
    You must have gone to a strange school, because language exams are one place where various parts involve questions with subjective answers. Essays and literature being two for which there very obviously isn't one right answer. It should also be abundantly clear that a higher standard of writing would be expected for first vs second language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C4Cat View Post
    More likely to do with finances - the family has to pay for that extra year in school
    And how much has this court order cost them compared to an extra year? I'm assuming if the pops can spend money on this then the kid's in a private school.
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    Why not just repeat the grade, no shame in that! Goodness its just school!!!

    It is obvious the boy is not up to standard and struggled to pass grade 11.

    Repeat the grade, work harder, and pass honourably!

    You'll be far better off to repeat than to be put through.

    See this as a early wake-up call for the rest of your life. You will have to work harder than the rest to get the same results, nothing wrong about that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninja'd View Post
    And how much has this court order cost them compared to an extra year? I'm assuming if the pops can spend money on this then I can assume the kid's in a private school.
    good point
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    The father's desperate to have his son finish school and leave home. Having a son aged 23 in Grade 11 is just too much for any parent.
    Last edited by Arthur; 13-02-2018 at 06:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    I finished school in 2008, first year of the NSC system, so I think so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    The father's desperate to have his son finish school and leave home. Having a son aged 23 in Grade 11 is just too much for any parent.
    I am of a nation that would not allow that fear of death, of torture, of imprisonment, of exile or persecution should result in the perpetuation of injustice.

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