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GCSE's mean squat now, especially after 2 years. GCSE's are overhyped by secondary schools because poor grades give the school a bad reputation. In my opinion, many of our high-schools need to be less obsessive with appearance and financial gain.
You're exactly right!

For me to get into work I had to have 5 C or above, and pass their own entry tests but non the less

To get onto virtually any college course you need 5 C or above.

Then after that it is all about A-Level results and UCAS points.

GCSE's mean squat, you just need to make sure you get 5 C's or above.
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Hey, somebody has to flip the burgers.
    
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WoW gives the same symptoms of drug abuse.
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So just because he couldn't manage to control himself and take responsibility for real life priorities, you avoid those games? Sounds like a personal problem. It's in no way, shape, or form, the fault of ANY video game maker. Everyone makes their own decisions, and some people CHOOSE to make WoW their priority over everything else.
+repp!!
Thank you! this is right on target.
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It's ridiculous to say that WoW has nothing to do with kids dropping out of school. You have kids not just dropping out of school, but dying over this game, and to dismiss all of it as "kids with no self-control" is to completely preempt any solutions that could prevent such things from happening. No one, including the FCC, is proposing banning video games or WoW, but to not be interested in the fact that there are kids who are sitting around playing WoW 24/7 instead of advancing their education. their jobs, or their relationships is shallow. This is becoming a prevalent issue in society, and the majority of your comments are utterly useless in trying to figure why people make these decisions, much less figure out any way to get them to stop.
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If kids are getting messed up, where are the parents/guardians? This is a stereotypical blame the game, not the person approach that has failed time and time again.

Also, yes; lets blame a game for college drop-outs, not the bloated, boring, 30 year old teaching techniques that plague most college campuses today.
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Would they rather see people dropping out because they're too busy playing video games, or because they're too busy partying, having sex, and doing drugs?
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Would they rather see people dropping out because they're too busy playing video games, or because they're too busy partying, having sex, and doing drugs?
I do all of these and still am in school lol
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Maybe it's just me but I can't play an MMO for more than 3 months worth of subscription.
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So what do people suggest?
Tell blizzard to make their games worse?

This has everything to do with no self-control--end of discussion.
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