Absolutely agree with you. I didn't put in any effort from year 7-10, but I'm now ranked 1st in three subjects. How you do early on is no way an indication of your ability.Carnivour said:and your point is that smart people deserve the opportunity of having more time?
what 04er said is exactly right - people who top subjects in year 8/9 are not the whole representation of the "smart people" that have potential, and thus by allowing acceleration, its disadvantaging the other portion of the "smart" people, the "late blossomers" if you like - and that isnt fair. thats my justification of why I think acceleration should not be allowed.
Maybe if you don't do work. If someone puts in the time, gets dux of their year and HD's in a number of competitions then this would indicate to me that they have the potential to perform well in the future. It doesn't show that they'll rank so high in year 12/uni etc, given that people don't put in as much effort collectively in early years, but it's silly to say that early performance is no indication of ability.Mandy101 said:How you do early on is no way an indication of your ability.
In my school, it is to give the very bored Yr11's something to do. You'd think they'd enjoy the few terms of freedom like the rest of us mortals. But no.Carnivour said:in light of that comment, whats the point of acceleration?
what you seem to neglect is that you don't have to be a high achiever to be incredibly fucking smart. many smart people, me included, are notorious underachievers.Carnivour said:in light of that comment, whats the point of acceleration?