Cool - I like this thread.
I excelled in languages and art. I'm afraid geography was a bit of a no-hoper - even if I do love to travel. I didn't know where *I* was half the time, let alone the rest of the world!! I didn't mind ENglish as long as I could study Shakespeare - up here they tend to get the year 5 (Scotlands equivalent to year 12 or something) to read Lewis Grassic Gibbons' "Sunset Song". Most of which is in Doric. I mean, what is the point in teaching a dead language in an ENGLISH language class? It is a highly depressing and boring story when you start to understand it - so once we were told that we had to answer our Higher paperson this book, I defied the lot of them and wrote on Shakespeare. Let's face it, I'd been averaging a D with the Sunset Song... so to pull a B out of the hat for something that our teacher never covered was a big achievement for me. Scots schools need a bit of a shakeup in my opinion. Still.... if I could do it again, I think I would