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 Post subject: Free English resit
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:55 pm 
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Does anyone have any opinions regarding this resit?

My concerns are:

OFQUAL validated the June results so there will be a need to maintain the standard;

Candidates who scored A* will not resit;

Candidates who scored A are unlikely to resit;

Candidates who scored B will therefore be the top entries;

The exam board will feel under pressure to award a similar percentage of B, C and D grades, so the results will reflect this.


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 Post subject: Re: Free English resit
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:19 pm 
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DD got Bs in both her English GCSEs (As excpectedin both), but won't be resitting for those reasons.


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 Post subject: Re: Free English resit
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:41 am 
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I can see your point - whole thing is a nightmare!

My DS tells me he is not eligible for the free re-sit as it only applies to Year 11 students who took exam - don't remember reading that anywhere. So he will wait until January.


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 Post subject: Re: Free English resit
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:34 pm 
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DS is now y11 and taking the exam, so not true. I'm going for both November and January for the above reasons.


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 Post subject: Re: Free English resit
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:20 pm 
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From the AQA website:

Who would be eligible for the re-sit?

Those students who 'cashed in' subject awards in Summer 2012.


I think my son is therefore not able to resit in Nov as he did not 'cash in', module only (40%). Tbh not sure though!


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 Post subject: Re: Free English resit
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:40 pm 
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Neither did DS and he will take the resit. DS hasn't finished his controlled assessment yet. He still has a spoken piece to do.


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 Post subject: Re: Free English resit
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:44 pm 
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The school got this wrong! Strangely enough he is now sitting in January.


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