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    During year 11, I used to despise maths and had never really paid attention in class or even bother with homework. However, during exam season whilst revising for it I had a change a heart for the subject and found it extremely interested.

    Sadly, during results day I saw that I had gotten a 'B' on the GCSE meaning that my sixth form would not let me do the A-level. Determined, I was willing to self-teach the A level as I did not want to drop the subject. During my first parents-evening, the head of sixth form and one of the maths teacher said to my mother that they were willing to enter me for the mock and the course itself if I was to achieve a good grade on the mock.

    I did the mock a couple of months later and had gotten higher than even the further maths students - bear in mind that I have completely self taught the course. However, the head of maths and the head of sixth form somehow changed their mind and did not enter me for the maths exams this year, which is strange seeing as I did much better than all of the students who sat the maths mock.

    My family suggested moving schools next year, meaning that I have to retake year 12 all because of my stupid sixth form. What do you guys think about my situation and can you give any advice? I really don't want to go to an exam centre as the closest one is about 3 hours away.

    I am willing to retake the year in another school to change some of my subjects, but I feel that if my current school had let me onto the maths course, I would not have picked some of my current A levels as I picked them because I had no other to pick - which was so stupid.

    Sorry for the lousy English, I'm extremely tired but pissed.
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    Why don't you private entry
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    (Original post by aries1999)
    During year 11, I used to despise maths and had never really paid attention in class or even bother with homework. However, during exam season whilst revising for it I had a change a heart for the subject and found it extremely interested.

    Sadly, during results day I saw that I had gotten a 'B' on the GCSE meaning that my sixth form would not let me do the A-level. Determined, I was willing to self-teach the A level as I did not want to drop the subject. During my first parents-evening, the head of sixth form and one of the maths teacher said to my mother that they were willing to enter me for the mock and the course itself if I was to achieve a good grade on the mock.

    I did the mock a couple of months later and had gotten higher than even the further maths students - bear in mind that I have completely self taught the course. However, the head of maths and the head of sixth form somehow changed their mind and did not enter me for the maths exams this year, which is strange seeing as I did much better than all of the students who sat the maths mock.

    My family suggested moving schools next year, meaning that I have to retake year 12 all because of my stupid sixth form. What do you guys think about my situation and can you give any advice? I really don't want to go to an exam centre as the closest one is about 3 hours away.

    I am willing to retake the year in another school to change some of my subjects, but I feel that if my current school had let me onto the maths course, I would not have picked some of my current A levels as I picked them because I had no other to pick - which was so stupid.

    Sorry for the lousy English, I'm extremely tired but pissed.
    They probably don't want to pay for your entry. I don't know the deadline
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    Why don't you private entry
    The closest exam board is 3 hours away.
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    They probably don't want to pay for your entry. I don't know the deadline
    But why not? I did better than even the further maths students on the mock. And all of this without a teacher - sorry If I'm sounding really self-righteous.

    It's just ridiculous because there are some people that are failing the course and they're still being entered and it's not like the school's that good either.
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    (Original post by aries1999)
    The closest exam board is 3 hours away.
    What do you mean?

    Try telling your currently sixth form that you will pay for your own entry
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    (Original post by aries1999)
    But why not? I did better than even the further maths students on the mock. And all of this without a teacher - sorry If I'm sounding really self-righteous.

    It's just ridiculous because there are some people that are failing the course and they're still being entered and it's not like the school's that good either.
    I am pretty sure there is a way for you to enter yourself at this school or a different centre to take the exam if you pay for it and that centre does the same exam board.
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    (Original post by SGHD26716)
    What do you mean?

    Try telling your currently sixth form that you will pay for your own entry
    I did but they still refused. They said that they don't enter any private candidates.
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    (Original post by aries1999)
    I did but they still refused. They said that they don't enter any private candidates.
    Try a different sixth form college close by if they do the same exam board
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    (Original post by aries1999)
    During year 11, I used to despise maths and had never really paid attention in class or even bother with homework. However, during exam season whilst revising for it I had a change a heart for the subject and found it extremely interested.

    Sadly, during results day I saw that I had gotten a 'B' on the GCSE meaning that my sixth form would not let me do the A-level. Determined, I was willing to self-teach the A level as I did not want to drop the subject. During my first parents-evening, the head of sixth form and one of the maths teacher said to my mother that they were willing to enter me for the mock and the course itself if I was to achieve a good grade on the mock.

    I did the mock a couple of months later and had gotten higher than even the further maths students - bear in mind that I have completely self taught the course. However, the head of maths and the head of sixth form somehow changed their mind and did not enter me for the maths exams this year, which is strange seeing as I did much better than all of the students who sat the maths mock.

    My family suggested moving schools next year, meaning that I have to retake year 12 all because of my stupid sixth form. What do you guys think about my situation and can you give any advice? I really don't want to go to an exam centre as the closest one is about 3 hours away.

    I am willing to retake the year in another school to change some of my subjects, but I feel that if my current school had let me onto the maths course, I would not have picked some of my current A levels as I picked them because I had no other to pick - which was so stupid.

    Sorry for the lousy English, I'm extremely tired but pissed.
    Which exam board did you do for maths. If it is Edexcel I might have a solution
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    (Original post by SGHD26716)
    Try a different sixth form college close by if they do the same exam board
    I phoned all of the closest sixth forms/colleges and they either do not offer A levels or do not accept private candidates. So retaking year 12 in one of them is the best option
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    (Original post by SGHD26716)
    Which exam board did you do for maths. If it is Edexcel I might have a solution
    I did Edexcel, yes.
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    (Original post by aries1999)
    I phoned all of the closest sixth forms/colleges and they either do not offer A levels or do not accept private candidates. So retaking year 12 in one of them is the best option
    Are you doing Edexcel. If you are you could try this as your last chance
    http://qualifications.pearson.com/en...cel-exams.html
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    (Original post by SGHD26716)
    Are you doing Edexcel. If you are you could try this as your last chance
    http://qualifications.pearson.com/en...cel-exams.html
    I tried this at the beginning of the year but the centres were still too far. Thanks for your help though.
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    (Original post by aries1999)
    I tried this at the beginning of the year but the centres were still too far. Thanks for your help though.
    Alrighty nothing else I can do. Good luck
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    The reason they told you that they would let you take the course of you got a good grade was because they thought that you wouldn't do very well as you had self taught it to yourself, this obviously was not the case and now they have backed themselves into a corner. Luckily for them they are not obliged to keep to their word however if you kick up enough fuss over this then they will give in especially if you offer to pay for the entry yourself, perhaps the local newspaper is an option. It has worked in forcing schools in my area to comply with something they have said in the past. If not then there isn't much you can do to force them to comply unfortunatly ):

    Have your parents tried talking to them?
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    (Original post by aries1999)
    During year 11, I used to despise maths and had never really paid attention in class or even bother with homework. However, during exam season whilst revising for it I had a change a heart for the subject and found it extremely interested.

    Sadly, during results day I saw that I had gotten a 'B' on the GCSE meaning that my sixth form would not let me do the A-level. Determined, I was willing to self-teach the A level as I did not want to drop the subject. During my first parents-evening, the head of sixth form and one of the maths teacher said to my mother that they were willing to enter me for the mock and the course itself if I was to achieve a good grade on the mock.

    I did the mock a couple of months later and had gotten higher than even the further maths students - bear in mind that I have completely self taught the course. However, the head of maths and the head of sixth form somehow changed their mind and did not enter me for the maths exams this year, which is strange seeing as I did much better than all of the students who sat the maths mock.

    My family suggested moving schools next year, meaning that I have to retake year 12 all because of my stupid sixth form. What do you guys think about my situation and can you give any advice? I really don't want to go to an exam centre as the closest one is about 3 hours away.

    I am willing to retake the year in another school to change some of my subjects, but I feel that if my current school had let me onto the maths course, I would not have picked some of my current A levels as I picked them because I had no other to pick - which was so stupid.

    Sorry for the lousy English, I'm extremely tired but pissed.
    well it's not fair but then life is not fair or to put in another way
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    well it's not fair but then life is not fair or to put in another way
    Just kick up a fuss, they will want to keep up appearances, tell everyone about it the school will want to keep it quiet, make it their easiest option.
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    Were you examined in C2 or was it just a C1 and applied module mock exam?
 
 
 
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