12 years of school and still no smarter? – What I took away from the subjects

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SCHOOL STORIES Will I need polynomial division in my later life? You won’t. Unless you study mathematics or become an architect or … The list of subjects you won’t need in the future seems much longer than the list of knowledge that is actually used in everyday life. No wonder that the motivation to learn decreases exponentially over the years. Why I still look back positively on the knowledge imparted to me, you can find out when you read on.

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Why it’s not bad not to have an A-level average of 1.0 – and how to make it anyway

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The Phoenix Theatre, place of truth (and testimony)

SCHOOL STORIES You need good A-levels to get a good job, they say. But they don’t know what it means to be good at school. School is more than a bit of memorisation and discipline. School does something to the people who attend it. And only you can decide whether it changes you positively or negatively. This is my story.

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My Oral Exam and Me – Of Utilitarianism and Philosophy of Religion in 2021

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My oral exam: I have high ambitions

SCHOOL STORIES Four weeks after my written examinations, my oral exam in ethics was coming up. It was a strange four weeks full of philosophical theories, study stress and free afternoons. I was looking forward to the exam day with excitement. Would my efforts pay off and be rewarded with a great point average?

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My school leaving examinations 2021: Of physics experiments and some mishaps …

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SCHOOL STORIES After my last day of school, a stressful period of preparation for school leaving examinations began. My study plan didn’t work out and the exams themselves were rather surprising. Here you can get an insight into my everyday life during two exciting weeks.

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2020: More than the COVID-19 year? – My review of the year

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SCHOOL STORIES 2020 was going to be my year. 2019 hadn’t always been easy, so I resolved to make 2020 the best year ever. I was looking forward to finally taking control of my life and doing all the things I had always wanted to do. And until February, everything was indeed going according to plan. Then COVID-19 came along.

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