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Gcse predicted result path for a yr 7

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Chris03 Thu 07-Mar-13 21:31:37

my son is currently in year 7 and has been labeled as a maths genius he's currently in term 2 working at level 7A in maths So I'm summizing he will get a good grade for maths he finds it really easy puts us all to shame he was 5A in yr 5 and 6A yr 6 thats as far as primary good push him he then sat a world gifted test and passed it were it comes from ill never know must just be a gift cause we do no work with him and he revise maths never hes to much into his football lol but what about English he's working at 5A. Science 5A

annh Thu 07-Mar-13 22:22:01

Sorry what is your question?

ThreeBeeOneGee Thu 07-Mar-13 22:27:00

What is a 'world gifted test'?

If his levels in English and Science continue to progress at 2 sublevels each year (i.e. 6B by the end of year 8, 7C by the end of year 9) then he would be on track to get an A or a B at GCSE if he continues progressing at the same rate.

However, the middle of Y7 is early days to predict this sort of thing.

KateShrub Fri 08-Mar-13 04:29:36

Level 7a in maths in y7 is NOT genius level.

wildirishrose Fri 08-Mar-13 06:08:39

My son is in year 7 working at level 7a but he is most certainly not a maths genius. Most children at prep schools are working at this level.

kernowal Fri 08-Mar-13 07:33:33

Surely it's all completely irrelevant, as that nice Mr Gove will probably have found a way to revamp the system by the time your child should be taking his exams and will need to get A*s in Latin and Greek to be of any use to society anyway.

CURIOUSMIND Fri 08-Mar-13 09:30:28

Sounds like your son got the wrong label.Check this out :metro.co.uk/2013/02/27/12-year-old-maths-prodigy-wins-eton-scholarship-3519125/
The difference between being very good and average is 1 cm, between genius and very good is miles.
Don't mean to put anyone down, but I would rather forget about the gifted theory, concentrate on some practical work which is more reliable than prediction.

tiggytape Fri 08-Mar-13 09:48:31

Whatever the label attached he is obviously exceptionally good at maths and should get the very top grade at GCSE. He is also very good at his other subjects too and again should be able to get A's and B's in those at least.

ibizagirl Fri 08-Mar-13 12:45:41

Chris03 I wouldn't take any notice of the whole gifted thing. Dd is 13 and in year 9. She has always been classed as gifted, genius and all the rest of it . She isn't. She is just very able, very academic, enjoys school, works hard and wants to learn. She also was getting 7A for her subjects. Yes, she did take her maths gcse when she was 11 and passed with A* but so what? Her work is marked now with A* and she is predicted all A* but that doesn't mean she will get that on exam day!! Hopefully she will but that is 2 years away (i think).

JenaiMorris Fri 08-Mar-13 13:59:14

Are most Y7s really working at L7 at preps? Honestly?

OP, you ask about Science and English - those L5s are absolutely fine. You obviously have a bright son.

Chris03 Fri 08-Mar-13 21:07:45

I'm just stating what is school state him as I know nothing about the levels or what they mean. In my day it was just o levels in 5th year senior its all new to me he's not in a prep school these must be top schools he's just in a council run school and at moment he's apparently top by a good bit in his maths or so they say. All my question was is what is the predicted grades at this level but I now understand its just a school exercise and probably to early to judge. His world gifted and talented test involved being taken from his old primary and sitting a test and was a awarded a pass and put in top 5% nationally for mathematics so I'm summizing he's pretty good considering he only does it at school he certainly does nothing at home to much football and out on streets.

Dominodonkey Fri 08-Mar-13 21:10:46

"Are most Y7s really working at L7 at preps? Honestly?"

I find this hard to believe too - just because mummy and daddy are rich doesn't mean their kids are clever..

Chris03 Fri 08-Mar-13 21:12:17

And curious mind that's certainly a gifted child A at 10 A level at 11 but reading the story where has his childhood gone I'd rather have a childhood than be studying 24/7 not knocking him everyone to there own but bit serious for my liking

Chris03 Sun 12-May-13 19:56:07

Tested on Friday for mid term year 7 test got a 8A teacher said he could sit gcse now but gonna sit him next yr

Talkinpeace Sun 12-May-13 20:03:23

Maths is a subject that some kids "get" much earlier than others.
By the time they are 20, many others will have caught up with him.
there is a huge difference between a "prodigy" and a "genius"

I'm just watching a TV prog about Feynmann. HE was a genius and his parents did not accellerate him through school.

noblegiraffe Sun 12-May-13 20:32:13

A level 8A is roughly equivalent to a B at GCSE. If he sits GCSE next year he may well only get a B or an A which would be rubbish as he should only sit it when he is guaranteed an A*. What he does after GCSE needs careful thought too, as rushing on to A-level isn't usually the best option in maths.

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