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Old 27.11.2020, 20:54
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Re: "Your German is not good enough..."

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My son doesn't give a toss.




great- but lol, what is his German like? (jesting)



Part of the issue here, as it would be in most of Europe- is that a good command of the language, be it oral, written or aural comprehension, and writing/grammar is essential for all students to go on to Gym- or University.


Whereas in England- post 16 Edu is so narrow and specialised- you can excel in A'Levels in Sciences, IT, Art, Design, etc- with 'just' a C at GCSE (end of school exam), and it it possible to re-take separately later if failed, whilst doing the 2 years of A'Level in chosen subjects only.


The daughter of a friend of mine, born and bred here, both Swiss parents and local to her school- failed her Matu because of 1/2 a point in maths- had to re-take the whole year. Got help with maths, and then failed ... for 1/2 point in German (French speaking area)- and that was that. Criminal I feel- especially as she wanted to study music. It took her years to get over this.
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