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10 hours ago, Jacksgranda said:

Same here 2 years earlier.

There was Higher Maths, but I don't think there was Higher Arithmetic.

I’m another with O Level Arithmetic and there was definitely no Higher Arithmetic. 

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13 hours ago, tamthebam said:

I have an O grade in Latin

 

Big team etc 

So have I!

5 years of torture for an O Grade. The head of the Classics department pulled 4 of us out of a Latin class and STRONGLY ADVISED us to take O Grade instead of Higher. I agreed with him. (I think he knew we were that bad that we wouldn't even get a compensatory O if we sat Higher, but we might scrape an O off our own bat.)

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8 hours ago, peasy23 said:
19 hours ago, Jacksgranda said:
Same here 2 years earlier.
There was Higher Maths, but I don't think there was Higher Arithmetic.

That was certainly the case in 86 and 87 when I sat my O levels and highers. My daughter thinks I'm talking shite when I tell her that I had to sit a seperate arithmetic exam without being allowed to use a calculator.

Perhaps an example of the Mandela Effect, but I'm fairly sure that I had separate calculator and non-calculator papers in Maths exams during the latest 90's / earliest 2000s.

FWIW, I am absolutely atrocious at arithmetic, but managed to get through the rest of maths with a bit of hard work. Resat Higher maths in 6th year to improve my grade from a C to a B (for uni application, only to later change courses to one that only needed a C 😄).

How the f*** I never got an A still confuses me though.  I put most of my effort into maths that year (at the expense of other subjects which were just a means to an end) and knew all the past paper questions inside out.  Might genuinely have been a series of arithmetic f***-ups in a non-calculator paper.

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4 minutes ago, Hedgecutter said:

Perhaps an example of the Mandela Effect, but I'm fairly sure that I had separate calculator and non-calculator papers in Maths exams during the latest 90's / earliest 2000s.

FWIW, I am absolutely atrocious at arithmetic, but managed to get through the rest of maths with a bit of hard work. Resat Higher maths in 6th year to improve my grade from a C to a B (for uni application, only to later changing courses to one that only needed a C 😄).

Int 2 Maths (Standard Grade's replacement) had a non-calculator paper

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2 minutes ago, Mark Connolly said:

Int 2 Maths (Standard Grade's replacement) had a non-calculator paper

Sounds about right then, cheers.

Bit shite for anybody with numeracy difficulties though, which might sound odd to some, but the terms arithmetic and mathematics aren't synonymous.  I don't remember physics (which may as well have been called 'Applied Mathematics') requiring non-calculator papers.

Despite my best attempts, I've never been able to remember the times tables.  Might be a mild dyscalculia thing, but it's no wonder I developed maths anxiety.

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12 minutes ago, Melanius Mullarkay said:

+ (70/7) + (2x5) - 19 for O Grade arithmetic here.

B+ mate, well in.

I was shite at maths but found arithmetic shooty in and got a 1 as well. (in 1989, auld bassa that I am).

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11 minutes ago, 'WellDel said:

B+ mate, well in.

I was shite at maths but found arithmetic shooty in and got a 1 as well. (in 1989, auld bassa that I am).

Same (‘86 for me though, ya spring chicken)

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You are all really old.

I sat Standard Grade Italian under two different Governments. We did the Listening and Reading papers on the Wednesday, then had Thursday off for the 1997 General Election, and had the Writing paper on the Friday

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11 hours ago, Craig fae the Vale said:

My smart meter is saying we've spent 40 grands worth of electricity today.  The Internet suggests its a display issue which is relatively common but either way they'll not be getting that amount.

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Maybe they've included your drink bill.

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14 hours ago, DA Baracus said:

Crowd shaming.

Aye, we know Livingston don't have big crowds. They never will. 

So what? I think it's incredibly wanky to cry about their support. At least their fans support their team rather than Sevco or Celtic.

I think the tweet by this website is exceptionally wanky and pretty pish behaviour.

Agreed. The worst bit is that it seems to aimed, at least in part, at the fans that do go which is bit silly really.

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You are all really old.
I sat Standard Grade Italian under two different Governments. We did the Listening and Reading papers on the Wednesday, then had Thursday off for the 1997 General Election, and had the Writing paper on the Friday
I think Italy had four different governments in the same period.
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Hand dryers, public hand dryers.

I don't think they have ever dried my hands properly. The Dyson ones come close but I still end up using my jeans/joggers for the last bit. They'd be as well hanging up a pair of trousers to let folk dry their hands properly.

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