How does the American school system work anyway?
Ours is a lot like the UK, except we have the Junior Cert instead of GCSEs, and the Leaving Cert instead of A-Levels. And both are compulsory, unlike Britain.
Anyways, once a student reaches high school (which is usually grades 9-12, sometimes 10-12), they are given the option to take two tests called the SAT's and the ACT's, which are supposed to show what the student knows, but they really don't. They're not required for all colleges, but some do want you to take them. I never did, but I couldn't afford to take them, so. Anyways, every student graduates high school with a Grade Point Average (GPA) ranging from 1 to 4, and occassionally you'll see an over-achiever who got something over a 4. This just shows how much you applied yourself in high school, and the better your score, the better your chances are of getting into a higher level college/university. Everyone else just goes to community college or doesn't even bother.
Reading this over, I don't even understand it. America, what the crap.
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I took those SATs or whatever they are at the beginning of this year in Dublin. I passed, so had the opportunity to do a correspondence course. I didn't do it, though I still have the option until I turn seventeen.
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I took the SAT in seventh grade.
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That's actually confusing. We just have the Leaving Cert in our sixth year of secondary school to get us into college. We take as many subjects as we want (seven is the norm), and get marked on our best six. Depending on our grade, we get a number of points for each subject. Each college course has a number of points you need to get into it.
I'm in my third year now, and taking my Junior Cert at the end of the year. Eleven subjects to study for :u It doesn't make a whole lot of difference though.
I had no interest in either SAT or ACT, I did each once just because the colleges want the scores. But my actual school within the university doesn't give a crap about the scores, so I didn't really study for either.
I'm kind of a bad student unless it's something that really interests me.
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Irish is a compulsory subject here, and I don't do that well in it because I hate it. I do best in History and Technology, since I like them, and I'm good enough in most of my other subjects. There's nothing I really dislike apart from Irish.
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