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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:11 am 
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I was at at virtual event with DC and the question was asked on the headteacher:

Children are proven to be better in the mornings. How will the test be standardised to ensure fairness for those in the afternoon sitting’

We are in a CEM area. Head said he would ask exam board.

Is this being looked at elsewhere? I can imagine that with many kids scoring the same on a paper this could be the difference between a place or not?!?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:47 am 
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Following with interest.

We are in a CEM area too. My DD's been given the lunch time slot (12.15-3.15pm...who does lunch time tests?!! but anyway...) and I'd have preferred a morning slot, just to get it over and done with. Hadn't considered that the morning children might be at an advantage. She's done 2 mock exams in test centres, one has been at 2pm and the other at 1.30pm, and she did well in both, didn't seem to affect her. She is not generally a morning person anyway, takes a while to get going, so might work to her advantage. But my son like a lot of other children would definitely been better in the morning. Will be interesting to see what the examination board says.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:36 am 
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https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theg ... -afternoon

I’m sure you could find evidence either way to try and prove some advantage or disadvantage!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:49 am 
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Interesting study. My DD is definitely more alert in the afternoon and my son is more so in the morning. DD sleeps in a lot and DS is up before the rest of the household.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:33 am 
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I wouldn't fret about it too much, your child will have to do morning exams all their school/university life and no-one will give them any allowances for it. Believe me, it feels like much more of a problem when you have a teenager who all through study leave never wakes up until midday but some days has to get to school for 9am for an A level exam.
Just focus on the stuff that you can influence.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:19 am 
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Yes, I wouldn't worry. Remember with exams adrenalin will kick in so even if it might not usually be their most alert time, they will be ok. Just have a peaceful morning. Our primary would only authorise half day absences for 11 plus but we did keep #1 at home the morning before an afternoon test.


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