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This is a normal post Your logic doesn't stand up to any scrutiny.
The fact is a greater number and greater proportion of people are attending universities. This is not going to raise academic standards. There has been an explosion of really unacademic and unintellectual courses (e.g. hospitality management). This is not going to raise standards. It's a Douglas Hurd for you my simple friend.
(, Mon 16 Apr 2018, 10:31, Reply)
This is a normal post A Third for you too then
for representing your fears as fact, and offering no supporting evidence for your objectively provable assertions.
(, Mon 16 Apr 2018, 12:44, Reply)
This is a normal post It is reasonable to assume that worthwhile subject matter for
University level education has not magically become objectively easier or harder since 50 years ago.

If is also reasonable to assume that humans have not evolved significantly in Britain such that we are objectively any cleverer on average than 50 years ago.

The only thing we know we have changed is that we are now putting approximately 50% of people through further education, where it would have been only the most able 10% around 50 years ago.

So either we should see an absolute truck load of people getting 3rds, or the grading standards must have been made less rigorous. Or one of the assumptions is incorrect (hint: we definitely haven't become cleverer).
(, Mon 16 Apr 2018, 14:36, Reply)
This is a normal post Or we’re working harder.

(, Mon 16 Apr 2018, 15:15, Reply)
This is a normal post You may be working harder, but you're definitely not getting any brighter.
Either way, you're hard work.
(, Mon 16 Apr 2018, 15:36, Reply)
This is a normal post Don't flip ya lid.

(, Mon 16 Apr 2018, 19:49, Reply)
This is a normal post Never liked that one.

(, Mon 16 Apr 2018, 21:30, Reply)
This is a normal post We're talking about students here.

(, Mon 16 Apr 2018, 20:19, Reply)