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 Post subject: Too many GCSEs?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:04 pm 
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I'd be interested to read what other people think:
DS has been assessed as dyspraxic and dyslexic. He is on the school's SEN register. He is soon to make his GCSE choices and will probably have to sit 13. As he writes and works so slowly I'm concerned that the homework and course work demands will be too much for him.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:44 pm 
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Coursework changes in September and more will be completed under controlled conditions i.e. in school.

However I can see no use for 13 GCSEs ... 10 or 11 is quite enough. Maybe he could start and see which he copes with best -

When I was a GS SENCo it was usual for some pupils to sit fewer GCSEs - after all if they have extra time in exams it is logical to assume that any homework or assignments will take them longer too.


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Thanks Guest55, I didn't know that coursework was changing.
I've suggested to the Senco that he takes less - not been done before at his GS, but not ruled out completely. My worry is he won't pass English, it's his worst subject.


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Feel free to PM me - I strongly doubt that it's never been done ... that may be their line at this stage.

You can look at changes on the exam board websites:
www.aqa.org.uk
www.edexcel.org.uk
www.ocr.org.uk

Maths does not change until next year but there's no coursework anymore anyway.


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