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Can SDS re-sit GCSE Geography

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LippyLiz Thu 25-Aug-16 10:13:39

He got a D and wanted to go on to do A Levels

LippyLiz Thu 25-Aug-16 10:14:15

Sorry means DSS...,

TeenAndTween Thu 25-Aug-16 16:15:05

Sorry, I'm a bit unclear.
One D should not prevent him from doing A levels in general.
Or are you saying he wanted to do Geography for A level?

LippyLiz Thu 25-Aug-16 17:02:13

Yes, he wanted to geography A level

TeenAndTween Thu 25-Aug-16 20:02:42

umm. OK then.

Would this be at the same school? What was he predicted?
Did he really screw up something, like answer the wrong case study question? i.e. Are there major excuses / extenuating circumstances for the result that he could plead with the school? No chance of a numerical counting error?

Was it only Geography that was a lot lower than expected? If all grades down, it could be due to lack of work.

You need to talk with the school I think.

LadyPenelope68 Thu 25-Aug-16 21:45:47

It's only English and Maths that you can resit and most places will not let him study to as level having only achieved a D.

superram Thu 25-Aug-16 21:48:33

We wouldn't accept him to do geography. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, we don't take anything less than a b. Don't want to be harsh but with and at GCSE it is highly unlikely he would pass an a level and it would be unfair to set him up to fail.

LippyLiz Thu 25-Aug-16 21:53:34

That's great thank you. He said he didn't think he'd could resit but I thought you could resit all subjects so just thought I'd check. Obviously not.

superram Thu 25-Aug-16 22:56:59

He can resit the exam (but not until next summer and that will be his final chance as the course is changing). Very few places would offer anymore teaching though-he would just sit the exam and you would have to pay. However, this still won't get him on an a level geography course in September.

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