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Help! DD disquialified from year 10 mocks

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ilikechickentacos Mon 13-May-19 21:46:46

Name change as usually about my ds.
DD finished her year 10 mocks around last week and was disqualified from 3 different ones (luckily school use multiple exam boards per subject so she wants disqualified from extra) all for basically the same reason. I’ve emailed but no reply what do I do? I’m not happy with her one bit

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churchthecat Mon 13-May-19 21:47:21

What was the reason?

Sunshineandshowers81 Mon 13-May-19 21:48:02

Why was she disqualified?

Bluntness100 Mon 13-May-19 21:48:53

I think unless you say the reason people can't help.

dementedpixie Mon 13-May-19 21:50:13


Bigearringsbigsmile Mon 13-May-19 21:50:32

We can't offer any advice without more detail

sanityisamyth Mon 13-May-19 21:51:54

If they're mocks the exam boards won't be involved?

ilikechickentacos Mon 13-May-19 21:52:12

I’ve been told two disqualifications were for looking around (behind her etc) and apparently smiling at someone -was sat at the back so not looking around to cheat and the third for sniggering mid exam at god knows what nkt usre how loud though - my DD denies this but school and friends have told me otherwise

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Alena92 Mon 13-May-19 21:52:53

Mocks don’t go through an exam board

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 13-May-19 21:53:59

They are mocks you get to make mistakes without consequences. The trick is to learn and not make the mistakes again.

ilikechickentacos Mon 13-May-19 21:54:37

I don’t think the exam boards are involved , I emailed school after a brief explanation. Wasn’t actually sure whether exam boards were involved but school does bring in invigilators

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Alena92 Mon 13-May-19 21:55:35

Do you think she’ll learn from her mistake ?

Bluntness100 Mon 13-May-19 21:55:46

That seems a bit harsh, have the school confirmed the reasons?

sanityisamyth Mon 13-May-19 21:55:54

I suggest she counts herself lucky they were just mocks then. Sitting and sniggering shows utter contempt for the situation.

MirandaWest Mon 13-May-19 21:56:17

Exam boards won’t be involved for year 10 mocks but it is likely that external invigilators would be used (I used to be an invigilator including for mock exams).

ilikechickentacos Mon 13-May-19 21:57:13

That’s why I’m asking what to do as I don’t think she will learn from this mistake. School haven’t confirmed by email I sent them but told me briefly over the phone

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Alena92 Mon 13-May-19 21:57:16

@Bluntness100 I don’t think it’s harsh. It’s preparation for the real deal

professorpecked Mon 13-May-19 21:57:27

She must have been disturbing other students quite significantly.

lborolass Mon 13-May-19 21:58:57

Year 10 mocks don't count for anything except exam practice and there's plenty of time for that in year 11.

I wouldn't be worried about the mocks but I would about a year 10 who doesn't know how to behave in an exam, she sounds selfish and immature - does she have any additional needs?

JumpingFrogs Mon 13-May-19 21:59:53

I work as an invigilator and at our school we go in to invigilate the mocks too, so they are run exactly like the"real" exams. We use those first year 10 mocks to give the pupils a flavour of what a formal exam is like, including the kind of behaviour that is expected. I find we get some silliness from a few year 10s but a year later after 2 sets of mocks they all behave well. Hopefully your dd will learn from this and will fall in line !

Dollywilde Mon 13-May-19 22:00:02

Maybe ask if she can take them in isolation? They shouldn’t have to (frankly it’s her fault so they shouldn’t have to put themselves out for her) but if they’re interested in their results then they might be tempted. There’s half a chance she might get the seriousness if in isolation. I don’t know from what you’ve said she will but if missing them won’t get the point across it seems isolation is the only option if she’s not to fuck up her exams entirely.

babysharkah Mon 13-May-19 22:02:01

They wouldn't do that without justification.

ilikechickentacos Mon 13-May-19 22:02:47

No additional needs just her own stupidity and I’m not sure whether they’re allowed to take them in different rooms unless they have Sen is this true or have I made this up in my head

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HarrietSchulenberg Mon 13-May-19 22:02:56

Your dd is old enough to learn from her mistake. Let it be a lesson to her on how to behave in an exam. Better that she learns now than next year.

MollyButton Mon 13-May-19 22:03:37

I would be talking to the school. Could she have an as yet undiagnosed SN/SEN? Could they do some assessments? If possible it sounds as if she needs to sit her exams in a smaller venue. Most schools use a number of venues and students who can't cope with large spaces or have various SN use smaller side ones.
The use of invigilators is normal and doesn't mean the exam board needs to be informed.

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