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Year 11 mock exams

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decisionsdecisions123 Fri 27-Nov-15 22:29:57

The year 11 mock exams start in a couple of weeks and apparently my child has no idea whether they will sit the Higher or Foundation paper in any of the exams. Is this possible? The exam timetable has been handed out, surely the teachers must have told them which exam they will sit?

antimatter Fri 27-Nov-15 22:53:20

Has he brought any past papers home fir practice?

decisionsdecisions123 Fri 27-Nov-15 23:15:38

Not that I'm aware of!

HSMMaCM Fri 27-Nov-15 23:18:12

He'll need to know beforehand so he knows if he's sitting the right paper. Ask school. Maybe email them ?

MsMermaid Fri 27-Nov-15 23:21:15

As a teacher I would be very surprised if they didn't all know which paper they will sit. It's possible that for some borderline pupils to wait and make the decision after the mock, but they would have been told what paper they will be doing for the mock.

The only pupils in my form who are completely unaware are the ones who haven't been paying attention.

decisionsdecisions123 Sat 28-Nov-15 00:02:33

Thanks, I am pretty sure they must have been told by now. I have emailed the school. Msmermaid, if they are put in for the foundation exam now does this mean they will take it again in the summer or is there a chance they could take the Higher?

popuptent Sat 28-Nov-15 06:50:07

Have a look at his exam timetable. The Foundation level papers may have a F next to them and the Higher papers a H. My DS's has a column titled Element Code and in the column it has things like GeogH, MathsH, etc.

MsMermaid Sat 28-Nov-15 09:08:55

I think it's more usual for kids we're not sure of to do higher in the mock, then if they do badly move them down to foundation. It's certainly possible for different schools to do it the other way round and put them in for foundation and move up if they do particularly well.

So, sorry I haven't really given you an answer.

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