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Teachers - does your school have 3 year KS4?

(6 Posts)
inncogneetow Sun 21-Oct-12 13:32:33

If so, do students do Controlled Assessments in yr9?

Is it at all possible - or is it completely impossible - for a student to join the school at the start of yr10?

TheMonster Sun 21-Oct-12 13:35:01

No, our controlled assessments start in year ten but we prepare them and do practices in year nine, towards the end. A pupil can start at the start of year ten without a massive disadvantage.

inncogneetow Sun 21-Oct-12 16:15:32

Thank you.

TheFallenMadonna Sun 21-Oct-12 16:20:36

Yes, and our students do Core Science GCSE in year 9. However, we do have a Core Science GCSE group in year 10 as well, to allow flexibility between courses. It's complicated and I would rather we did a 2 year KS4 to be honest!

TheFallenMadonna Sun 21-Oct-12 16:23:40

Any student joining year 10 this year for most subjects won't be able to take CAs until the year that they take the linear exams (although a CA year runs from May to May, so they could take it at the very end of the previous academic year - does that make sense?).

Funnylittleturkishdelight Sun 21-Oct-12 16:30:45

Even with a 3 yr ks4 students can join- not a problem.

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