nikanne wrote:Hi Sue, yes this is a difficult subject!! When I was looking into uni for my son in Edinburgh they just asked for apolytirio with 17 or more, this doesnt really mean much as everyone gets an apolytirio it is very difficult not to. My sons marks for school were 18.5 but then they add the marks from the panellinices exams which took his overall mark down. I think the universities should probably be going by these marks as it is what the kids need to get into university here.
nikanne wrote:the standard of education is actually higher here than it is in the UK, my frind is a university lecturer and the maths my son ws doing in Lykeio was equivalent to first year degree maths at uni, I also cant understand the way the universities ask for the same mark whatever you want to study, would love to speak to some greek people who have gone to uni in the UK and find out with what marks they got in, and what they were studying, will try to find out more.
nikanne wrote:have you been in touch with any of the universities? I found that they varied hugely between england and scotland for what they wanted. My son could have gone to Heriot Watt or Napier universities in Edinburgh with his marks but not the same course in England!!! In the end he decided to stay here but didnt even get into uni, only TEI!!!
Assimilate wrote:I'm not sure I follow this subject, so bear with me if this sounds ignorant. A friend of ours, daughter recently finished a degree at Oxford. She was one of only 2 foreigners, the other being German, for her course. Now I don't know what apolytirio she was awarded, but from what you say anything wouldn't of been enough for Oxford. I do know that she took an entrance exam and was admitted from the results of that.
a: Is the apolytirio relevant if you can just take an entrance exam?
b: I would say from her results the studying paid off anyway as she was awarded a place at Oxford.
nikanne wrote:that sounds more positive, I thought that was the case, they take 17/18 as an entrance mark, probably equivelant to three a levels or such, the only problem is that the panellinies really pull that mark down if they dont do well! as I said my son had a high end of year mark but when they added the exam marks it brought it right down, tell her to really study hard for the six or seven subject in panellinies and not to worry about the other school exams because most of the teachers give the kids a high mark whether they do well or not.
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