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"Deferred Success"........

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QueenOfQuotes Wed 20-Jul-05 11:51:36

what do you lot make of this

I think it's going a bit OTT to be honest!

hunkermunker Wed 20-Jul-05 11:55:53

I saw this! Mental!

TwinSetAndPearls Wed 20-Jul-05 11:56:47

I think it is about time she defererred her position!

QueenOfQuotes Wed 20-Jul-05 11:57:52

Are we now going to say (at already 'toned down' sports days) that they didn't come 'last' they came 8th (out of 8 LOL).

Surely 'deferred' indicates that they will at some point actually pass it?? ooops - perhaps we're not allowed to say 'pass' either - as that indiciates failure................

TwinSetAndPearls Wed 20-Jul-05 11:58:46

kids are not stupid they will know that deferred success means fail. Just as everyone knows that the GCSE's that everyone can pass mean bugger all if under a C grade.

We need to stop pampering these kids, they need to know they are good at some things and crap at others. that is the way of the world.

northerner Wed 20-Jul-05 12:02:18

Yes I heard this on GMTV this morning. It's Political Correctness gone mad IMO.

We all fail things at sometime in our lives, surely school should prepare us for this not shield us from it.

GetOrlaithOut Wed 20-Jul-05 12:03:37


snafu Wed 20-Jul-05 12:06:36

Northerner, you got there before me. I have always wanted a ^proper reason^ to use the phrase 'political correctness gone mad' and now I have one.

It is absolutely ridiculous and patronising bollocks.

tarantula Wed 20-Jul-05 12:07:12

Excellent that means I just deferred from succeeding in French in my Matric ROFL after all NG (no grade less than 10%) isnt that bad a grade is it?

northerner Wed 20-Jul-05 12:09:33

Yes - I've defferred success with my driving test - 3 times

Nightynight Wed 20-Jul-05 12:12:21

I think deferred success is OK if you are clear about what it actually means. ie, you can re-take and succeed at a second go.

It is valid alongside failure, not replacing it. Failure can be character building as well.

QueenOfQuotes Wed 20-Jul-05 12:12:42

I've deferred to get all the housework done that I wanted to do this morning

SoupDragon Wed 20-Jul-05 12:18:21

Will "failing" schools be deemed to be deferring their success in the Ofsted reports?

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