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[中学] 上学不只是学习更重要的是人生经历和体验。看看上Kent和Medway的公立Grammar school的学生的回忆。

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21 things you will remember if you went to a grammar school anywhere in Kent or Medway
Let's face it - they are all pretty much the same。
https://www.kentlive.news/news/n ... emember-you-1204374

If you grew up in Kent or Medway, the chances are you sat the 11 plus test and went to one of two types of school. Either you went to a school, complete with relaxed rules on uniform and *gasp* members of the opposite sex. Or you went to one of the 38 grammar schools in Kent and Medway. You may probably attended an all-girls or all-boys school - or maybe even one of those rare mixed grammars like Barton Court in Canterbury. But let's face it, no matter where you went, it was pretty much all the same.

So we took a look at 21 things we bet you'll recognise if you went to a grammar school somewhere in Kent:

1. Skirt-rolling and tie-shortening

If you went to an all-girls school, it was crucial you rolled your skirt up so high the rolled-up waistband was almost larger than the rest of the skirt. And when the teacher made you pull it down, you rolled it straight back up when they were out of sight. If you went to an all-boys school, your tie needed to be long enough so you wouldn't get in trouble, but short enough to be cool af.

2. Uniform cards

And how seriously the teachers took them. So what if you have dyed your hair bright pink or shaved an Adidas symbol into the back of your skull for the third time this week - who's counting? And why the detention?

3. Taking statistics GCSE a year early

Generally, exam time was the most stressful period for a grammar school kid.So to ease the burden, the ever-thoughtful teachers brought your maths statistics GCSE exam forward a year early and you sat it in year 10 - cheers for that.

4. Being told to think about university from year 7

Even if you didn't want to go. Apparently it was the whole point of your school career.

5. Blazers with shoulder pads

And we're not even talking about in the 80s, this was just standard school attire. Plus with those pesky uniform cards in full swing, you couldn't even get away with the old "I lost it" trick.

6. Learning Latin.

You almost definitely had to learn one language or another if you went to grammar, and some particularly lucky pupils had Latin classes. All of the older years said "the best part of Latin is when caecilius dies."

7. Discos with the other sex schools

You had just got used to never seeing anyone of the opposite sex until BAM - it's annual disco time - when the girls school and boys school finally come together.
You either danced rigidly slow with about a metre-gap between your two bodies or you remained firmly at the edge of the room with your pals.

8. Forever being called gay by outsiders

Some of us are gay, some of us are not. Either way, our sexuality probably wasn't decided by our score in the 11 plus though, was it...

9. Great school trips

Thorpe Park, Paris, a week here, a week there - I'm sure one class even went skiing. The options for school trips in grammars were pretty good.

10. Anything less than a B being a ‘failure’

But the pressure to smash every single subject was a bit ridiculous. Teachers generally considered you a 'failure' if you scored anything below a B, and god did they tell you about it.

11. Heartthrob teachers

Good-looking teachers of the opposite sex - or even just not ugly ones - instantly became heartthrobs.

12. Everyone (mistakenly) thought you were rich

It's not private school, no one paid for us to be there.

13. Real life mean girls

If you went to an all girls schools, you have probably been in most of the scenes from Mean Girls in real life.

14. Real life In betweeners

And for those of you at an all-boys school, every one there was either a Jay, Will, Simon or Neil.

15. The bus stop of romance

Particularly if your grammar was single-sex, the bus stop was the only chance you had to meet your future love. You would even walk the extra 10 minutes in the wrong direction to get the other school's bus, simply to swoon.

16. Sports Centre PE

Year 10 and 11 involved having PE lessons at the local sports centre because while your 'impressive' school was steeped in history, its sports facilities were pretty poor and it had zero equipment of its own.

17. Class guilt trips

"I don't care - it's your own future you're throwing down the drain" - the classic teacher guilt trip when she pretended like she didn't care and wouldn’t be personally shot by the headteacher if you dare get a D.

18. Ancient textbooks

Being handed a science book, or geography text book, or any book really, with names written in the front from the 1930s.

19. And old hocky shinpads

They were probably from the 1930s too and looked like they hadn't been washed since then either.

20. Playing on paint counted as IT lessons

Until you were the guinea pig for the GNVQ and you had to teach your teacher how to use a computer.

21. The Year 7 supermarket sweep

Why on earth were you told to buy all those dictionaries, thesauruses, maps, aprons and sports kits that you spent the whole of first year carrying around?
Then when you realised you didn't need to actually carry them, you left them in your locker until the end of year 11.


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写得挺有意思的。想想再过两年丫头就会上Kent的某家女子grammar了。

今天丫头去好朋友家玩,那女孩儿家在Orpington有名的豪宅区,宅子本身也很豪,丫头说她家花园有我家四个大。之前和这个女孩儿家长聊天,她爸爸说他们家在本地有好几处房子,最近又开始看房子,准备搬家。

女儿还有个好朋友,我和她妈妈聊天时说到中学的catchment area,报名时可选的学校。那个妈妈说看女儿的喜好,bromley范围内的state school任她选,想上哪家都可以。这得有多少套房子啊…

之前我被家教说动心,想让女儿考私校,现在看来,上私校不止丫头要心理素质强大,当家长的也要心理素质强大才行。
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fayehui 发表于 2018-02-14 05:43
写得挺有意思的。想想再过两年丫头就会上Kent的某家女子grammar了。

今天丫头去好...

不管他们有多少个房子,申请学校只能用一个permenant adress,有在你们council的中国人申请学校时候,council发现有两个地址(估计从council tax account发现的),council对此进行调查,让他们证明那个是他们的permenant address,并且得保证上学以后不搬家。
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LiLaC52 发表于 2018-02-14 06:32

不管他们有多少个房子,申请学校只能用一个permenant adress,有在你们coun...

自家的房子,搬来搬去都好说。临时搬进学区,另一套出租,就仍然只有一个地址交council tax了。
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fayehui 发表于 2018-02-14 06:40

自家的房子,搬来搬去都好说。临时搬进学区,另一套出租,就仍然只有一个地址交council ...

Strictly speaking, it is cheating.
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LiLaC52 发表于 2018-02-14 06:43

Strictly speaking, it is cheating.

我丫头小学,好多孩子都是用grandparents的地址申请进来的,其实自己家远着呢。为了进好学校,外国人和中国人一样会想办法。我在mumsnet上看过相关讨论,原以为英国人会鄙视这种为学校临时搬家的行为,出乎意料的是绝大部分家长都表示赞同或理解。
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本帖最后由 LiLaC52 于 2018-02-14 15:47 编辑
fayehui 发表于 2018-02-14 06:53

我丫头小学,好多孩子都是用grandparents的地址申请进来的,其实自己家远着呢。为了...

工党赶快上台吧,摇号上学,All game playings will be gone.
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发表于 2018-2-14 16:00:04 | 显示全部楼层
这所谓有n套房子所以哪个school都可以上是纯扯蛋。state school报名的时候是要last year council tax bill,除非你提前两年已经决定好去哪个学校,否则如果没有及时提前搬进去就是有800套房子也没用。
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本帖最后由 fayehui 于 2018-02-14 17:03 编辑
kimkimJJ 发表于 2018-02-14 16:00
这所谓有n套房子所以哪个school都可以上是纯扯蛋。state school报名的时候是要l...

我家报名小学就是临时搬家,拿着新鲜热乎的council tax bill就报上了,剑桥郡。

这次搬家转学,搬家第二天就申请学校了,council tax bill都没到手,只是网上通知bromley council说我搬过来了,有封email确认council收到了通知。也成功转学。

去年有家长,孩子考区外考Kent,成绩出来后考分不够考区外分数,但考区内够了。十五天内搬家报名,最终上了目标grammar。

目前我经历过的两个council没有要求必须住满一年才能报名,都是只要报名时在这个地址就行了。
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