Triple science can someone help me/advise me for my dd?

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Dreamgirls234 Tue 17-Jun-14 13:51:00

Hi
If you've read previous threads you'll know my dd has recently moved from state>>private. Plus she has gone down a year (due to bullying)
Anyway at her last school my dd did triple science and at her new school a week in they made her do the exams. This week is results and obviously my dd is gutted with her results because there not high and she's used to being top of the class etc...
Her sciences she did very well in biology and practically failed physics ( she asked for revision material which he didn't give so had nothing to revise and has done no year9 physics before) and then her chemistry has gone well. She's now panicking she won't get into top set science. She would really like to do it having done it previously any advice to calm her or what I should do next?

ab987 Tue 17-Jun-14 17:24:07

sounds as if they are doing completely different exam boards- old school and new school.

Triple science includes physics- that's why it's odd that you say they stopped teaching physics in order to do triple science.

Do you mean they started the GSCE triple science course in Year 9 - where she is now?

It still all sounds very odd and if she is upset about doing badly on 1 part of her tests this summer well she'll just have to suck that up and move on - it's no big deal and you ought not to make it into one.

Dreamgirls234 Tue 17-Jun-14 18:05:18

Old school did gcse triple science aqa
New school do triple science aqa but IGCSE
And she has done gcse physics she just hasnt done a full year of year9 physics and the term of physics she did is nothing like what these years9 do.

ab987 Tue 17-Jun-14 18:13:29

well it's not an issue is it because the teachers will realise that she wasn't taught the content of the exam due to joining the school later in the year.

what you are saying is that she did some of year 10 physics (GCSE) at her old school, but she didn't cover the physics that was needed in yr 9 of her new school due to joining the school half way (?) through the year.

it's not a problem - her teachers will know this and make a judgement.

Dreamgirls234 Tue 17-Jun-14 19:09:54

She's going to go see her science teachers tomorrow what I'm saying is she has done year10 physics so when she goes into year 10 again in Spetemeber she will know what to do etc but what I'm saying is she hasn't done year9 physics work only 1 term preparation. Only because they needed to know it before they could do the gcse version of the topic. Other than the 1 term she's done no other year9 work and she's off to explain what she has and hasn't done tomorrow as she's really panicked.

ab987 Wed 18-Jun-14 08:24:04

Maybe your job is to tell her to calm down!
There is no need for panicsmile
She's come from another school, she has missed some work, this is nothing new or unusual.
I've had a look at your back-posts and see where she is at school- from what I see she is at a very good school so I'm sure they will sort it out.

It's really not a huge issue so you need to try to tell her that and calm her down.
I suspect she's more upset not to be 'top dog' any more in a different school.

Dreamgirls234 Wed 18-Jun-14 11:19:29

She was never 'top dog' she's always endured bullying and for years has being left out so she's never being 'top dog' she was actually bullied for her good results. I think it is just a shock for her when she's not used to low results. It's harder I think for her as she boards so there's no escaping school until Friday when she comes home. Had a text from her and she's off to speak to science teachers at lunch

ab987 Wed 18-Jun-14 11:43:52

You wrote this in a previous post and also said she always got A*s and As.

She has always being top of her classes.

That's what I referred to by 'top dog'.

Dreamgirls234 Thu 19-Jun-14 22:35:29

Update
Thanks to all you lovely mumsnetters who have brilliant advice and support I'm very grateful as it has helped me and my dd.

She spoke to her science teachers (Heads of sciences ) and they didn't know she hadn't covered the work etc they had being a miscommunication error. So her teachers reassured her she would be looked at carefully and with her doing 2 years of triple it would be unfair not to allow her to do it. They have requested her old books from her old school which I've arranged to collect tomorrow and I have emailed them a report on her sciences from January 2014. So fingers crossed she will do triple!
Once again thanks!
One happy mummy and one happy dd grin

Happy it all worked our for you.

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