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GCSE English Re-sits

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FozzieMK Sat 20-Oct-12 11:56:56

My DD left school in July and is working as a trainee dental nurse, attending college one evening a week. She was one of the unlucky pupils who attained a D in English that would've been a C if taken in January 2012. Her old school wrote to me and asked if she would like to re-sit the English exam in November to which we agreed. She has had no extra lessons or anything from them, all we have received is a letter confirming the date and time of the exam. Should they have provided this for her?

AGhoulfromtheCrypt Sat 20-Oct-12 12:29:27

Schools had no obligation too, although many have done. Could you contact school and see what they say?

AGhoulfromtheCrypt Sat 20-Oct-12 12:29:52

Obligation to*!

FozzieMK Sat 20-Oct-12 12:37:40

Thank you. They are on half term now for two weeks so I guess that only leaves a few days until the 7th (date of exam).

AGhoulfromtheCrypt Sat 20-Oct-12 12:53:59

Which board is she with? Does she still have her old books/ revision from the summer? Which exam is it that she is resitting?

PS. Two weeks for half term? Blimey!

SecretSquirrels Sat 20-Oct-12 13:11:46

Could you get her a few revision lessons with a tutor?

Wolfiefan Sat 20-Oct-12 13:13:48

Which exam board? Use online revision materials and/or a tutor?

Tigerstripes Sat 20-Oct-12 20:43:22

They have no obligation at all to provide lessons for her, partiulqrly as she has left. She should buy a good revision workbook and just work her way through it. That exam is practice, knowing what each question wants and timing. She can practice those things herself.

Dominodonkey Sun 21-Oct-12 09:01:20

However it was mostly the course work that went down. Since she has not resat that she is going to have to do really well in the exam which only counts for 40% if she is to improve.

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