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Old 2nd Feb 2019, 20:55
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ricardian
 
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Originally Posted by Dutystude View Post
I attended a small, 400 pupil, secondary modern in semi-rural Derbyshire (not far from where our favourite class warrior has washed up). The great majority of pupils in a year group left at 15/16; very few stayed on for O/A levels.
I attended a small Grammar School in Derbyshire (New Mills) but wasted my time there as I had no conception of education, learning or progression. And if your surname wasn't Bradley, Larkum or one or two other notable local families you were unlikely to "get on". Fortunately I left at 16 with 3 "O" levels and got out of the place by joining the RAF as a Boy Entrant Telegraphist, 12 years later that training & experience let me join the Civil Service as a Radio Officer and I retired as an HEO in 2003.
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