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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:09 am 
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I was quite shocked and surprised when I overheard some mums in the playground saying the exam might change completely for the children taking the exam in less than a year's time....

The headteachers at my children's grammer school and primary schools (I have 3 different schools) had said nothing and neither had the local government and no info sent out. I think it is reasonable that if you have a child in year 5, you should be entitled to some official statement. I had already started preparing him for the old vr 21q-type test, since spring and summer is very busy for me work wise. Rumours should not be the way you find out about these things.... Of course I went straight home and started searching the web and found a 4-line comment on the local gov page, nothing on the grammer school pages. The best source of info has been this forum!!! I sent emails out and realised that this was not just a fake rumour, but that everyone knew that changes may happen but not WHAT would happen. I was just told to keep checking the web-page. .... So,lucky I heard that mum talking in the playground.....

So disorganised and shocking that no info has been sent out.

Finally, does anyone know anything more about these potential changes?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:32 am 
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There is a sticky at the top of the Buckinghamshire page:
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=29356


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:41 am 
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Isn't that sticky link all about the appeals process as opposed to the exam though? No-one seems to know anything about the alleged changes to the exam. And as I too have a child in Yr5, I'm wondering what to do.

So, any changes to the exam structure and/or question types and/or number of papers been announced yet?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:44 am 
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Sorry, wrong one posted in haste. There are a few threads about this, including this one:

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=28184


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:59 am 
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According to the DCHS Governors Report the changes will be 'consulted on in January 2013'.


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