It's not coincidence that you had it easier viv, its more on how you carry yourself when you apply for a job or transfer. Everybody has to make their mark once they get out of CSB. You are one of the lucky few who went beyond. Like I said before, I can cite other Benildean alumni who grew beyond their own courses and took up different professions. The other one is an MMA professor that graduated with a Human Resources Management degree.
As for academics, it it is relatively easier if the student has a good academic foundation from his/her high school. The ones who drop or re-take subjects are usually the ones who reinforce the negative stereotype all the time because of their lack of good habits or the drive to excel beyond average. I hope a few rotten tomatoes don't spoil the whole basket. We're not just good to look at or showbiz material, we're smart, decent, and hard-working Benildeans!