This has been bothering me for quite some time now.
I finally got accepted to the Secondary school I was supposed to go to, so I moved to there in Year 10. Back in my old school I was in the top sets and doing higher paper for everything. Now, I move to this new school, and I get put in foundation for EVERYTHING. I manage to work my way up to Higher paper in everything, apart from English. In fact, the head of department wasn't moving anyone around for English.
Now, I'm stuck doing Foundation English where the highest I can achieve in the exam is a C and a B for my controlled assessments. Despite the fact I achieved B's for my exams in my old school. I get A's B's in all my other subjects (apart from Science), yet they don't allow me to sit the Higher Paper. I spoke to my teacher about me sitting a mock, she agreed to it. She said if I pass it, I can do the higher paper.
What if... I don't get to do the higher paper. Can I still do English Literature A Level in college? My schools sixth form requires a B in English, and my second option (St Charles College in London) requires a C.
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- Thread Starter
- 04-03-2013 19:07
- 04-03-2013 19:47
If you explain this to your sixth form and explain you have a B on your controlled assessment you should be fine. This happened to me too it's so unfair my school wouldn't put me on higher listening for French even though I got an A on the other paper it's so annoying they should let you choose for yourself
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- 04-03-2013 21:14
If you aren't allowed to do higher at your school you could try and speak to someone at a local college or another school nearby and enroll as a private student and pay them the cost of the exam. Not ideal and I'm not sure if it can be done at GCSE but it should be worth a shot.