FREE CUPCAKE FOR AN A-LEVEL 'A' GRADE 2013! @ Patisserie-Valerie
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FREE CUPCAKE FOR AN A-LEVEL 'A' GRADE 2013! @ Patisserie-Valerie

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Found 5th Aug 2013
I find Patisserie-Valerie to be a good confectionary with great tasty products. Though I've never tried their cup cakes. Someone share with us how delicious they are.



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Nice offer...although a bit harsh that it says "We know how hard you must have worked and now you can start celebrating, starting with a free cupcake from us!" ...Then it goes on to say "if you have one or more A-Grade in your A-Levels".

What if you worked really hard and got a B Grade, or if you were predicted or expecting a D grade but you surpassed excpectations and got a C Grade. Anyway I think you get the point

does this apply to people who got A grades at A level in other years or just in 2013?

This is one of the douchiest/most elitist promotions I've seen in a while.
Heat for free stuff. But I'm dissapointed that a brand I like so much is being so dickish.
Edited by: "moonkeh" 6th Aug 2013

YAY HDJKSHDJAMSJSKSNJSKDJKSMSMSM I'm getting my results in Augast yay ! Predicted A*

moonkeh

This is one of the douchiest/most elitist promotions I've seen in a … This is one of the douchiest/most elitist promotions I've seen in a while. Heat for free stuff. But I'm dissapointed that a brand I like so much is being so dickish.



I think it's great - why not let students who get A grades feel a little bit special?

donttouchthehair

I think it's great - why not let students who get A grades feel a little … I think it's great - why not let students who get A grades feel a little bit special?



Only those who are deemed exceptional by a biased system deserve nice things for free? It's insidious. As steve_hn said, why not let students who get C's when they were predicted D's have free cake? Or why not the student who was predicted A's but got C's? Those kids who get A's will probably be wasting 4 years of their life at an expensive University before struggling to find work as a graduate, not being given free cake would be a fantastic early life lesson.

More to the point why should teenagers get ANYTHING for free? I'm almost 30 but I still like free cake.

As a successful graduate who was predicted all A's but got all C's in his A-Levels, I'll admit there's a personal bitterness as to why this **** me off so much.

More to the point why should teenagers get ANYTHING for free? I'm almost … More to the point why should teenagers get ANYTHING for free? I'm almost 30 but I still like free cake.



I liked this bit! Haha, so true. Why should they get free cake for getting an A grade?

moonkeh

[quote=donttouchthehair] Only those who are deemed exceptional by a … [quote=donttouchthehair] Only those who are deemed exceptional by a biased system deserve nice things for free?



Yes

Make a change from the unexceptional people getting everything for free






I knew I was missing something an inspiration to get 'A' for free computer oh sorry it's a cupcake

heat
Edited by: "dalipsinghno1" 6th Aug 2013

donttouchthehair

Yes :{Make a change from the unexceptional people getting everything for … Yes :{Make a change from the unexceptional people getting everything for free



Part of me wants to dislike you, but the rest of me realises you put up good deals on Deadly Preomonition and ICO/SotC. And, really, you have to be a grown up to realise that some things, like quality HD video games, are far more important than good grades. You're alright in my books.
Edited by: "moonkeh" 6th Aug 2013

moonkeh

This is one of the douchiest/most elitist promotions I've seen in a … This is one of the douchiest/most elitist promotions I've seen in a while. Heat for free stuff. But I'm dissapointed that a brand I like so much is being so dickish.



Elitist!? Although people love spreading around the myth (to try and make themselves feel better for not getting A grades?), there is nothing elitist about getting A grades at A-level. I guess the rich can afford extra tutors, but there is enough free guides and information - not to mention your teachers - around for almost anyone to get an A grade if they put enough effort into it.

They should be giving free cupcakes to the people who got 'D' grades and under. After all, they're the ones that need cheering up.

moonkeh

Only those who are deemed exceptional by a biased system deserve nice … Only those who are deemed exceptional by a biased system deserve nice things for free? It's insidious. As steve_hn said, why not let students who get C's when they were predicted D's have free cake? Or why not the student who was predicted A's but got C's? Those kids who get A's will probably be wasting 4 years of their life at an expensive University before struggling to find work as a graduate, not being given free cake would be a fantastic early life lesson.More to the point why should teenagers get ANYTHING for free? I'm almost 30 but I still like free cake. As a successful graduate who was predicted all A's but got all C's in his A-Levels, I'll admit there's a personal bitterness as to why this **** me off so much.



It's not remotely a biased system... I fully agree that A-level exams aren't necessarily a great indicator of intelligence, but it's hardly a coincidence that on the whole - the most intelligent/people who try hardest get the top grades while the least intelligent/lazy get the low grades.

It would be a nightmare to administer if they tried to make a whole set of rules defining whether someone tried hard enough. Though I don't think a lazy person predicted to get 3 Ds becoming a bit less lazier and getting 3 Cs isn't really in the same bracket as someone who was always hard working getting 3 As. (Not that everyone predicted 3 Ds is necessarily lazy)

Oh, and you can sit A-levels at any age so if you want a free cupcake next year that badly you can always take up studying again!
Edited by: "callum9999" 6th Aug 2013

I finished my A-levels last year (I assume it's only for people getting results in 2013)
Edited by: "RockGod117" 6th Aug 2013

callum9999

It's not remotely a biased system... I fully agree that A-level exams … It's not remotely a biased system... I fully agree that A-level exams aren't necessarily a great indicator of intelligence, but it's hardly a coincidence that on the whole - the most intelligent/people who try hardest get the top grades while the least intelligent/lazy get the low grades.It would be a nightmare to administer if they tried to make a whole set of rules defining whether someone tried hard enough. Though I don't think a lazy person predicted to get 3 Ds becoming a bit less lazier and getting 3 Cs isn't really in the same bracket as someone who was always hard working getting 3 As. (Not that everyone predicted 3 Ds is necessarily lazy)Oh, and you can sit A-levels at any age so if you want a free cupcake next year that badly you can always take up studying again!



You are ignorant.

mjs16

You are ignorant.



You're clearly the ignorant one if you think that's at all sufficient to convince me or anyone else that I'm being ignorant!

I'm no expert so I'm happy to be corrected, but "you are ignorant" just doesn't quite cut it...

callum9999

You're clearly the ignorant one if you think that's at all sufficient to … You're clearly the ignorant one if you think that's at all sufficient to convince me or anyone else that I'm being ignorant!I'm no expert so I'm happy to be corrected, but "you are ignorant" just doesn't quite cut it...



Without getting into a whole "thing" with this, any exam is a measure of the aptitude of a person to perform to a conformed standard. While it can be valued as a measure of intelligence, it can also be valued as a measure of ability to perform exams. And it certainly isn't valued as a measure of cake worthiness.

I'm not saying A-levels are bad. I'm not saying exemplary students don't deserve free cakes. What I'm saying is if I were an A-level student at this moment, I wouldn't be receiving a free cake.

And that, in my eyes, is a travesty.

moonkeh

Without getting into a whole "thing" with this, any exam is a measure of … Without getting into a whole "thing" with this, any exam is a measure of the aptitude of a person to perform to a conformed standard. While it can be valued as a measure of intelligence, it can also be valued as a measure of ability to perform exams. And it certainly isn't valued as a measure of cake worthiness.I'm not saying A-levels are bad. I'm not saying exemplary students don't deserve free cakes. What I'm saying is if I were an A-level student at this moment, I wouldn't be receiving a free cake. And that, in my eyes, is a travesty.



That's pretty much what I was saying - maybe I didn't put it across very well then!

Though I will say, in the subjects I took anyway (science, maths and a language) that in order to do well in the exams you need to know about the subjects well - so I wouldn't go as far as some people who claim they are "useless" etc. I still stand by my belief that generally intelligent/hard working people will do well in exams while those who don't put the effort in will do badly. That's certainly how it's worked out with everyone I know going right back to primary school and right into university - plus other areas like music and language exams etc.

Is this full a level or would AS's count? also, if you get more than one A can you get more than one cupcake?

ShinyPooP

YAY HDJKSHDJAMSJSKSNJSKDJKSMSMSM I'm getting my results in Augast yay ! … YAY HDJKSHDJAMSJSKSNJSKDJKSMSMSM I'm getting my results in Augast yay ! Predicted A*



Free cupcake for you then!!

Class

It doesn't say anything about A* students getting a cupcake.

moonkeh

Without getting into a whole "thing" with this, any exam is a measure of … Without getting into a whole "thing" with this, any exam is a measure of the aptitude of a person to perform to a conformed standard. While it can be valued as a measure of intelligence, it can also be valued as a measure of ability to perform exams. And it certainly isn't valued as a measure of cake worthiness.I'm not saying A-levels are bad. I'm not saying exemplary students don't deserve free cakes. What I'm saying is if I were an A-level student at this moment, I wouldn't be receiving a free cake. And that, in my eyes, is a travesty.



Good grief. Jealousy is never becoming. If having a fairy cake means that much to you then retake the exams you clearly did not study hard enough for and hope that PV repeats the offer next exam round.

This offer is open to ALL students that did well - any age, colour, and economic background. It is no more elitist than people getting a free bottle of bubbly at a nightclub/restaurant because it happens to be their birthday.

A-Grade probably for UK standards.

A french friend called this "horrible fake french place". I tried it many times myself as my flatmate worked there and brought us lots of free cakes, croissants and cupcakes. The croissants are the worst - don't even think they should be allowed to call them croissants. Cakes are usually very mediocre or even bad.

But hey: THIS IS FREE! Would totally go and get it. No question asked. ; ) .

If I'd known about this sooner, I'd have worked harder

As someone doing their A levels this year and next, I think this is perfectly fair. Have any of you old timers been to a school these days? I know for sure in mine it's not the A students who get celebrated and treated. It's the dunces, the chavs who assault teachers, students and in some cases walls.

Have anger problems and bully innocent students? Here great take these Youth Service sponsored treats and special care!

Get 5 As and 5 A*s at GCSE? Well done. Have a tap on the back and we'll not say anything more.

I personally would put more effort into my A levels if I knew there were treats and rewards other than simply being told you'll 'do well'. The system sickens me.

Cashley

How about if you did BTECs?



I assume a BTEC is a BTEC, not an A Level but idk

Banned

Results day is on Thursday. I'm super nervous - I need at least three As for my Uni course!

Wow, still cheesed off all this time later eh moony ? Did you do the work?

I'm a teacher, this will be my first results day as one. An A grade usually does take work, 10 hours a week, including lessons per subject is expected.

I'll be telling all our year 13 students about this one! Cheers OP!

delboyd

As someone doing their A levels this year and next, I think this is … As someone doing their A levels this year and next, I think this is perfectly fair. Have any of you old timers been to a school these days? I know for sure in mine it's not the A students who get celebrated and treated. It's the dunces, the chavs who assault teachers, students and in some cases walls. Have anger problems and bully innocent students? Here great take these Youth Service sponsored treats and special care! Get 5 As and 5 A*s at GCSE? Well done. Have a tap on the back and we'll not say anything more. I personally would put more effort into my A levels if I knew there were treats and rewards other than simply being told you'll 'do well'. The system sickens me.



I can see how it might feel like that right now. It was the same twenty five years ago. However, I have my own home, nice car, travelled extensively and worked in Australia (proper job, with UK multinational) and I now teach, so I get to celebrate excellence. It is a joy to teach able students who just get it, I teach maths and physics, you will see a reward, honestly. (hate the fees you guys have to pay).
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