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To encourage DD to fake a sporting injury during her GCSEs so as she can use a computer?

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BigSandyBalls2015 Thu 16-Mar-17 14:29:12

DD(16) took her first set of mock GCSEs last Dec - she had injured her hand during a football match and had two fingers taped up on her writing hand. So she was put in a separate room with a computer to type her mocks and did better than she expected.

Currently doing a second set of mocks, with everyone else in the main hall, writing instead of a computer and has found it much harder.

So would I be unreasonable to encourage a fake injury in May?

BigSandyBalls2015 Thu 16-Mar-17 14:29:56

Should have added, no point in asking school about it, I know they won't allow it unless she is 'injured'.

Berthatydfil Thu 16-Mar-17 14:29:56

I assume you are joking?

TwentyCups Thu 16-Mar-17 14:30:30

Yes, very. I'm sure a lot of students would improve this way to - but the exam is marked as being handwritten - injury/disability/special needs exempted.

BigSandyBalls2015 Thu 16-Mar-17 14:31:01

Deadly serious. Why?

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Thu 16-Mar-17 14:32:45

Yeah totally fine but you'll need to make that hand really look properly injured.

Have you considered smashing her fingers with a hammer? Or maybe shutting her hand in the car door a couple of times?

Thegirlinthefireplace Thu 16-Mar-17 14:33:34

Of course yabu. My son Would find it easier if he took his revision notes in to the exam, whbu?

BarbarianMum Thu 16-Mar-17 14:34:39

Because it's cheating?

LIZS Thu 16-Mar-17 14:34:48

Use of laptop etc is to level the playing field, not to gain an advantage hmm

Tissunnyupnorth Thu 16-Mar-17 14:34:51

AIBU to encourage my child to cheat in her GCSE's? Er....yes.

ShowMePotatoSalad Thu 16-Mar-17 14:35:05

So you want your daughter to lie so she has an unfair advantage in her exams?

And you're serious?


HattiesBackpack Thu 16-Mar-17 14:36:09

Are you on glue ?

bibliomania Thu 16-Mar-17 14:38:08

Of course YABU. It's attempting to gain an unfair academic advantage through deception. How can your moral compass be that badly off?

Armadillostoes Thu 16-Mar-17 14:38:35

YABVU-Not only is cheating very wrong in itself, it is a horrible message to send to you DD. It is basically telling her that what she is genuinely capable of is not good enough.

mrsmalcolmreynolds Thu 16-Mar-17 14:38:55

As PP have said, this would be cheating so YWBVU! Why on earth should your DD get an environment more conducive to concentrating etc. without a genuine medical reason? hmmconfusedangry

ilovesooty Thu 16-Mar-17 14:39:42

FFS. Just when I think I can't see someone with more appalling ethics.

LolaTheDarkdestroyer Thu 16-Mar-17 14:40:18

I've heard it all now. How would that be fair on others? So wrong.

Hogs Thu 16-Mar-17 14:40:20

Aside from the fact it's outright cheating and wholly unfair to the other students, I believe that your daughter would be disqualified instantly if she was discovered and her result would be "U".

PhilODox Thu 16-Mar-17 14:41:26

Was it the computer or the small room setting that made the difference? If there's Evidence you cannot request small room for final exam, but you're cutting it v fine!

PenguinLife Thu 16-Mar-17 14:41:37

Yabvvvvvvu, encouraging her to lie to gain an unfair advantage hmm confused

PhilODox Thu 16-Mar-17 14:42:48

Hogs- in fact, all exams sat with that board would be Us.

user1476185294 Thu 16-Mar-17 14:43:53

What is it about using the computer that she feels helps her? Then maybe try work with that so she can sit the exams with everyone else. Maybe being alone was less stressful/anxiety causing so maybe learning breathing exercises or Bachs rescue remedy or similar to take the edge of. Or finding a more comfortable pen to write in etc.

Blossomdeary Thu 16-Mar-17 14:44:00

I put my arm in a sling for the French oral mocks and learned a spiel about it - worked like a dream!

Hogs Thu 16-Mar-17 14:45:02

Thanks PhilODox - and rightfully so!

BigSandyBalls2015 Thu 16-Mar-17 14:46:13

Okay, okay, almost unanimous responses grin - I admit I'm getting het up about it and possibly can't see the wood for the trees.

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