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The trevails that go on within the British class system
Posted by: RgrF
Date: September 06, 2019 04:24AM
The prospective students of Eton are then asked to imagine they are the prime minister and write a speech to explain how they would convince the public that they did the right thing.

The full question goes:

The year is 2040. There have been riots in the streets of London after Britain has run out of petrol because of an oil crisis in the Middle East. Protesters have attacked public buildings. Several policemen have died. Consequently, the Government has deployed the Army to curb the protests. After two days the protests have been stopped but twenty-five protesters have been killed by the Army.

You are the Prime Minister. Write the script for a speech to be broadcast to the nation in which you explain why employing the Army against violent protesters was the only option available to you and one which was both necessary and moral.

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Re: The trevails that go on within the British class system
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 06, 2019 08:43AM
I fully expect that some expensive boarding schools in the US have similar entrance tests. These institutions pride themselves on being 'Leadership academies'. And, well, it's how many children of the wealthy gain lifelong relationships / friendships that make careers. It's not what you know, it's WHO you know.

And FWIW I have cousins who went to Choate (their parents taught there), and such.
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Re: The trevails that go on within the British class system
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: September 06, 2019 11:21AM
One difference between UK and American boarding school entrance exams:

UK: "You are the Prime Minister. Write the script for a speech to be broadcast to the nation."
US: "You are the President. Tell your speech-writer to write a script for a speech to be broadcast to the nation, then read it incorrectly and talk about the 'oranges of the investigation.'"
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Re: The trevails that go on within the British class system
Posted by: bfd
Date: September 06, 2019 01:01PM
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S. Pupp
One difference between UK and American boarding school entrance exams:

UK: "You are the Prime Minister. Write the script for a speech to be broadcast to the nation."
US: "You are the President. Tell your speech-writer to write a script for a speech to be broadcast to the nation, then read it incorrectly and talk about the 'oranges of the investigation.'"

-OR-

Compose a tweet explaining how you are the best student with the highest ratings we will ever see at this school, and lie about why you'll be the best choice we ever madeā€¦



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Re: The trevails that go on within the British class system
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: September 06, 2019 03:05PM




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Re: The trevails that go on within the British class system
Posted by: testcase
Date: September 07, 2019 04:45PM
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