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 Post subject: coursework
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:05 pm 
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If a DC joins a school mid GCSE and it has X% of coursework content at the end of Y10 can they take that component at a later date? I never was a fan of this modular business and frankly really cheesed off that it penalises children who are forced to move mid GCSE year :evil:


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 Post subject: Re: coursework
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:58 pm 
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Controlled coursework should be able to be rescheduled as it's under the school's control when they do it. In Science they often do more than is needed so they can use the highest graded ones.


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 Post subject: Re: coursework
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:10 pm 
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Thanks G55. He scored well on the practice papers you suggested so am guessing apart from physics he has covered most of the science syllabus despite only having done double. He will want to do triple though now he has the opportunity.


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 Post subject: Re: coursework
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:15 pm 
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DS's class could even come in during the Easter holiday (year 11) to re-do one if they wanted so it depends on the school. Of course it is in their interest to get a students to complete all controlled assignments to a good standard.

Ask the school ...


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 Post subject: Re: coursework
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:32 pm 
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Will do, thanks. Although it is an interesting thought that if they can do this course work in Y11 there is no excuse for some Grammars to be refusing students entry into Y11. :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: coursework
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:43 pm 
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Perhaps its the gaps they are worried about? There's only two terms left to cover the courses. Perhaps a reduced number of GCSEs would solve the problem? At least all GCSEs are terminal exams and no modules now.


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 Post subject: Re: coursework
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:57 pm 
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I think it is gaps and I totally understand that but I do wish they wouldn't have blanket policies. How do they know if they are not even prepared to check the syllabus the child has been following and what that DC already knows?


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