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S4 in Scotland: bad to miss first week of Oct-Dec term?

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LindyHemming Fri 24-Mar-17 08:12:56

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Salmotrutta Sun 26-Mar-17 16:38:16

Secondary teacher here!

If she's in S4 she'll be doing Nationals then?

It's not the ideal tbh - she could be missing UASPs/assignment stuff not to mention quite a reasonable chunk of curriculum content across all her subjects.
Yes, she would probably catch up perfectly well but as you know some missed content may put her at a disadvantage or have a knock on effect.
What if she had an illness that added to her absence as well?
You could invest in some Success Guides and make sure she does a bit of extra reading/utilises BBC Bitesize etc.
We had a decision like this regarding a wedding abroad many years ago when our DC were doing standard grades and we just didn't attend the wedding.

LindyHemming Sun 26-Mar-17 16:57:06

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MargotsDevil Sun 26-Mar-17 17:00:42

Also Scottish secondary teacher. Last week of term pre October holidays is usually assessments and catch up of anything missed that term in my classes - so potentially if she's missed anything else that term it could exacerbate the problem.. sorry!

Salmotrutta Sun 26-Mar-17 17:02:11

Actually I've just realised if she's S4 next year then the UASPs are being removed!
So that is one less thing to worry about!
I understand your swithering though - it would be far better if all authorities took the same holidays!

LindyHemming Sun 26-Mar-17 17:08:35

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