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GCSE exams won't be during half term will they?

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GCSEDoom Mon 15-Oct-18 15:28:35

It's the only week we can all get off together to go and see family.

Exams won't take place that week will they confused

Would it be really bad to go that week in the midst of exams. Child has Sen and is already anxious about exams so could give them a distraction. Would stay be able to revise.

Are there likely to be exams during those dates and if not is it a really bad idea?

Dates are 28th May to 1st June

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GCSEDoom Mon 15-Oct-18 15:29:14


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titchy Mon 15-Oct-18 16:13:00

No they won't be in half term. (The dates are on the exam boards' websites if you want them now.) it's not generally advised to go away in the middle of exams - but you're a better judge of that for your child.

GCSEDoom Mon 15-Oct-18 16:16:48

Ignore this . Not going to go . My Mum threw a date at me and it threw me. They are in school for revision anyway.

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xyzandabc Mon 15-Oct-18 16:22:44

No they won't be but taking a yr 11 away in may half term is a really bad idea.
If you know what boards they are doing for each subject, all the time tables are online, on the exam boards websites. You can see exactly when they will be.

CraftyGin Mon 15-Oct-18 16:54:40

No exams during half term (the week with the bank holiday).

I wouldn’t take a SEN child away - no point in adding stress. It’s four weeks of exams and important to maintain perspective.

SweepTheHalls Mon 15-Oct-18 16:58:37

No, but it will be incredibly disruptive to your child. Don't do it.

GreenTulips Mon 15-Oct-18 17:00:48

We have exams here during half term - it happens

If he's 16 it'll be cheaper to go away after as he's finished for the year anyway

wineoclockthanks Mon 15-Oct-18 17:27:40

DS did his GCSEs this year, none in half term but there is no way we would have gone away then. One of his friends did but apparently afterwards said it wasn't worth it as he spent the whole time either trying to revise or worrying about how getting enough done.

GCSEDoom Mon 15-Oct-18 17:31:09

Thanks guys.
As I've said above we decided not to risk it. My Mum threw the idea at us and it caught me off guard for a moment!

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MissSusanSays Mon 15-Oct-18 17:32:51

May half term is the only one that is the same for all schools because of the exam timetable.

Fun fact!

GreenTulips Mon 15-Oct-18 18:09:26

May half term is the only one that is the same for all schools because of the exam timetable

No it isn't

BringOnTheScience Mon 15-Oct-18 19:46:40

2 weeks of exams, 1/2 term week, 2 weeks of exams, then a scattering of late ones like Additional Maths FSQM.

IB exams are proper fun - because they're international, they include May Day bank holiday!

VenusInSpurs Tue 16-Oct-18 08:06:50

GreenTulips are you at a private school that has a 2 week half term? Is half term not the bank hol week?

Examfoe Tue 16-Oct-18 12:20:34

Our school has crazy half term holidays different to everyone else but May is the same . It's the only one .

GreenTulips Tue 16-Oct-18 12:23:44

No none of the local school are private

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