Of course there is a balance. And, the problem lies when you put too much emphasis in extracurricular activities and not enough in education. Choosing not to put importance in A-levels is not a good thing. I cannot see why that would ever be a good thing. You didn't seem to elaborate on why it would. That was the gist of what I was trying to say.i would EVERY time be in an environment where ability in careers are regarded ighly, rather than being stuck in your classroom philosophy.
The doctors who spend the most time studying are generally the doctors who let us down on wards most. Studying and working towards career abilities is the aim for grown ups, which you aint got to yet, 'ence your classrooom stance-
which could come straight outa secondary skool teachers mouth, its that basic.
why would external issues 'inder you? i am telling you that they will get you ahead much of the time.
i fink once you get out of the classroom bubble then you might start seeing fingsd as a grown up.
Obviously, i'm not saying that grades are not important in your education, though, but life isnt simple trade off between education and extracurricular activity.
By external issues, I meant family problems and other things that are sort of out of the person's hand or control and will affect his grades.
Class philosophy or not there's a reason it's all there. Saying things like living in a classroom bubble or comments that are typical of school teachers doesn't disprove my point. I still don't know what you wanted get across saying all that.