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    Quote Originally Posted by suntan View Post
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    My oldest in Westmount Charter was concerned about grade inflation, but she got 100% on the Bio 30 Diploma exam.
    This is a real problem for getting into University if that is the chosen path. I know of someone who's average was 92 or 94 and couldn't get into U of C last sept and had to wait until Jan of this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benyl View Post
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    This is a real problem for getting into University if that is the chosen path. I know of someone who's average was 92 or 94 and couldn't get into U of C last sept and had to wait until Jan of this year.
    I heard UBC adds 5% to Alberta applicants because of the rampant grade inflation in BC.

    But who knows. Maybe they're just better teachers in BC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suntan View Post
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    I heard UBC adds 5% to Alberta applicants because of the rampant grade inflation in BC.
    This totally sounds like something that happens in real life, and not made up at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjstare View Post
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    This totally sounds like something that happens in real life, and not made up at all.
    It's what one of my employees told me when her kid got into UBC. * shrug *

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntan View Post
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    It's what one of my employees told me when her kid got into UBC. * shrug *
    I'd wager a decent sum of money that there's 0% chance the university would admit this to any applicant, if for some reason it was true. Which I doubt that it is.

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    Why is that unlikely? IB student grades are adjusted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntan View Post
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    It's what one of my employees told me when her kid got into UBC. * shrug *
    Well it must be true and is totally information they’d pass on to applicants’ parents. I imagine the Acceptance letter read something like: ‘normally your grades wouldn’t get you in, but we add 5% to grades of Alberta applicants because grade inflation is rampant in BC and definitely not in Alberta specifically so we are pleased to admit you for the Fall Semester…’

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    If you need your grades adjusted to get into university you probably weren’t a strong candidate to begin with.

    Even with your 92 in Phys ed

    That said, it does appear to be a thing and has been openly reported on

    https://globalnews.ca/news/4405495/w...nflation-list/
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    guessing who I might be, psychologizing me with your non existent degree.

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    Redneck 'berta has diploma exams, something other provinces don't have.

    Man you guys are going to be in for a treat when your kids get older

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    Quote Originally Posted by kertejud2 View Post
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    Well it must be true and is totally information they’d pass on to applicants’ parents. I imagine the Acceptance letter read something like: ‘normally your grades wouldn’t get you in, but we add 5% to grades of Alberta applicants because grade inflation is rampant in BC and definitely not in Alberta specifically so we are pleased to admit you for the Fall Semester…’
    Sigh. A worker in UBC admissions told them after the fact.

    Take it for what it's worth. But I can tell you with absolute certainty that IP and AP grades are adjusted at many universities. If you disagree with me, feel free to contact the principal at Churchill. Try not to creep her out too much.

    And yeah, if you get a 7 in an IB course, the U of C adjusts it to 100%, no matter what the actual percentage was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benyl View Post
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    This is a real problem for getting into University if that is the chosen path. I know of someone who's average was 92 or 94 and couldn't get into U of C last sept and had to wait until Jan of this year.
    When I went to university of sask, this was an issue. Every tom, dick, and harry from small towns had a 95+ average and were getting these awesome scholarships out of high school. My measly 86 or 87 whatever it may have been out of Calgary didnt have a chance.

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    My kid just got a report card (grade 8) th Ann 85 average and he still failed his learners test. I'm not even sure he's mine anymore..

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntan View Post
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    But I can tell you with absolute certainty that IP and AP grades are adjusted at many universities.

    And yeah, if you get a 7 in an IB course, the U of C adjusts it to 100%, no matter what the actual percentage was.
    They're adjusted at all universities. They wouldn't know what the actual percentage is, that's the whole point of the grading system for IB and AP.

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    Don't universities publish acceptance statistics? Keep it relevant for in-province only? Or is that only a thing for med school?
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    I know nothing of High school here and my wife rarely talks about her school days, but if I had applied to University in Scotland after high school, they'd be looking at what I scored on the exact same exam papers as anyone else in the country who had sat it.

    So even though there's a provincial curriculum, not everyone sits the same exam in each subject?

    Do you sit exams at age 16 (mandatory), 17 and 18 (electives) here?

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    Exams are racist
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    Provincial exams in grades 6, 9 and 12 only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    Provincial exams in grades 6, 9 and 12 only.
    And this is not a Canada wide thing. I think alberta is actually rare in that we have standardized testing these days? As far as I understand?

    I’ve heard grades from schools in Ontario aren’t worth the paper they are printed on
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    Quote Originally Posted by 03ozwhip View Post
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    My kid just got a report card (grade 8) th Ann 85 average and he still failed his learners test. I'm not even sure he's mine anymore..
    I know kids that barely know that air goes in the tires and you can inflate them yourself.
    It's a problem, not being able to apply your knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    And this is not a Canada wide thing. I think alberta is actually rare in that we have standardized testing these days? As far as I understand?

    Iíve heard grades from schools in Ontario arenít worth the paper they are printed on
    Mrs.MightyVag got good enough grades in some dirty Sasky school that she was exempt from taking their Provincial Exams.
    I took my provincial exams in BC back when the scholarship component was an extra 1hr exam after the exam. When I won the scholarships, I waited until they excpired to go to university. Because I'm white and it was my white guilt way of giving back to the IndigiQueers.

    *I just learned that IndigiQueers is a thing and somehow neither racist or sexist because a very prominent employer in the region decided all their employees should participate in some sort of horse shit craft to recognize whatever the fuck an "IndigiQueer" is. You know, instead of working.

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