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Pupils in Worthing are being paid to revise for exams.

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spidermama Tue 23-May-06 11:52:22

It's a pilot scheme at Worthing High School. They've chosen 16 pupils who will be paid up to fifty pounds for attending one extra session of revision a week. The chosen few are pupils who the head teacher says have been a credit to the school by working hard, and who have typically achieved Ds, Es and Fs. He feels the motivation will be good for them.

What do you think?

spidermama Tue 23-May-06 11:55:11

Here's more ...

Deputy headteacher Jules White said: "It will work out at about £50 or so each. It increases motivation and makes the pupils feel adult."

He said pupils began an intense time table of after-school and weekend classes at the end of April focusing on the core subjects of English, maths and science.

They will get £5 worth of vouchers for each after-school session and £10 for each weekend slot but must go to at least 90 per cent of classes or forfeit the reward.

The school is also offering pupils £20 cash for each GCSE they pass at a higher grade than predicted.

Mr White said: "There is a small tranche of students who are not the highest achievers and will get D, E an F grades.

"They are not naughty and they don't rear their heads in school and sometimes they fall through the net.

"There are schemes for gifted and talented pupils, mentoring schemes for others and vocational programmes available for pupils in the school but these pupils don't fall into any of those categories."

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