Can We Guess How You Did on Your A-Levels?

EDUCATION

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By: Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

Preparation is the key. How far in advance of a test did you begin studying?

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At what age were you in your academic prime?

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What sort of societies did you join after secondary school?

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You've been given a week in which to finish a paper. What is your plan?

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Of your friends from secondary school, with whom did you study?

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Which of these people is closest to your childhood role model?

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The television can be a helper or it can hamper. Did your parents limit your television time?

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How strict were your secondary school teachers?

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Which of the following is closest to describing your current profession?

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Did you want to attend university when you were in secondary school?

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What subject interests you now that did not when you were a pupil?

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How educated is your partner?

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How concerned are you about the academic performance of your children?

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What do you read for pleasure?

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How many books did you read in a year, when you were a pupil?

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What was your favourite time of year, as a university student?

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How did you adjust your academic focus after secondary school?

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Is your current profession a coveted one?

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Did your education at all change how you see the wider world?

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In what sort of extracurricular activities did you take part, in secondary school?

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Were you proud of your A-Level results?

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In what sort of extracurricular activities did you take part, after finishing secondary school?

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Would your secondary-school-self recognize you today?

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Everyone has their strengths. Which of these subjects did you reject as an A Levels subject?

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How active an interest in your education did your parents take?

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In which of the following subjects did you excel in your A-Levels?

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What quality did you like best about your favourite secondary school teacher?

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How stressed were you about your A-Levels?

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What was your dream job as a child?

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Was it important that you matriculate with your friends at the same university?

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About This Quiz

The choice of structuring education around A-Levels is a fascinating one. The choice of subject and the performance of the pupil will determine which universities accept the pupil as a student, which will shape their professional options for the rest of their lives. Secondary school is an early time to make choices with such far-reaching consequences. However, if one is to take the measure of another's academic abilities in these subjects, such academic trials are not only necessary but advantageous as they allow the pupil to rely on their greatest strengths, in their choice of subjects.

Your performance on your A-Levels was a product of your interests, discipline and intellectual polish at the time of your testing. With repercussions that echo for the rest of one's life, it is possible to deduce what results one had from a constellation of data points from how one regards one past self as a pupil, to what one does in life as an adult, as these things are dictated to a large extent by the outcome of the tests. Do you think it possible to accurately guess what your results were? And if it is possible to do so, what is the point of actually taking the A-Levels in the first instance, if we can ascertain your results? Put our know-how to the test!

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