So we are being bombarded with proton-torpedoes from another galaxy
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Instead, why not have say the top 5% of students awarded an A, the next 10% B, the next 20% C and so on. Or even like that then down to say 50% mark for a D no matter how many there are.
That would still give a definite mark to aim for to avoid failure but avoids the success-rate creep problem that we have.
@JetSetJim, Completely agree - for A level maths i took in 92, we went back to about 1980. The questions back then were so hard in comparison, i'd never have even passed if i was given a paper from back then. IThe paper i took was appreciably the easiest i'd ever seen and that was 20 years ago. I got a C which i believe would have been more than 50%. I wonder what you have to get now for each grade, and I'd like to see past papers from then till now.
i remember some documentary a couple of years ago that showed experiments with ambient light in a pub/restaurant. it seemed that blue encourages us to be more active, telling our body clocks to wake up basically. so probably the same affect going on here.
i also remember another one where blue light made time seem to pass more quickly!
Wouldnt it make more sense to be able to download a copy to watch *now* (without having to navigate Tesco's), then they post you the dvd version later?
Can't see why you'd download a (presumably) compressed / lower quality version when you have a superior blu-ray version to hand.
Anyone with any sense could have said all that will happen is they will kill their own site.
And as others have said, also lose regular trade, and generally piss people off.
What they should have done (if it isn't still available) is have the £5 lucky dip as a regular stock item. Far better way of getting rid of tat they don't want.