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This is good then
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Yay! Let's sit an exam in a subject that we haven't been taught for 7-8 months and never actually finished!
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Yay! Let's sit an exam in a subject that we haven't been taught for 7-8 months and never actually finished!
No one's forcing you to sit the autumn/fall exams. Not my problem if some of the Y13s and people in other year groups are choosing not to revise (many (Y13's) have literally admitted that they won't be doing any sort of preparation before/until results day and I don't 100% blame them). I've seen plenty of Y11's on TSR taking the initiative by helping the Y10's, some have been self-studying in order to prepare for sixth form or they finishing off the GCSE content, asking about what sixth form is like etc whilst relaxing. Why did some the of the Y13's not do the same? Y13 and Y11 private candidates are revising for the autumn exams because unlike the rest of Y10-Y13 they have no choice but to sit the autumn exams. Be glad that in the Autumn people can sit exams for any subject because not everyone is going to receive the grades that they want (for whatever reason) and using your logic should we just cancel next year's exams too seeing as some pupils have had no support from their school whatsoever? Well should we? I think not. Next year's exams need to go ahead unless there is a second wave of cases.
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No one's forcing you to sit the autumn/fall exams. Not my problem if some of the Y13s and people in other year groups are choosing not to revise (many (Y13's) have literally admitted that they won't be doing any sort of preparation before/until results day and I don't 100% blame them). I've seen plenty of Y11's on TSR taking the initiative by helping the Y10's, some have been self-studying in order to prepare for sixth form or they finishing off the GCSE content, asking about what sixth form is like etc whilst relaxing. Why did some the of the Y13's not do the same? Y13 and Y11 private candidates are revising for the autumn exams because unlike the rest of Y10-Y13 they have no choice but to sit the autumn exams. Be glad that in the Autumn people can sit exams for any subject because not everyone is going to receive the grades that they want (for whatever reason) and using your logic should we just cancel next year's exams too seeing as some pupils have had no support from their school whatsoever? Well should we? I think not. Next year's exams need to go ahead unless there is a second wave of cases.
Ummm... I never said we should cancel the Autumn exams. Thanks for completely making stuff up.
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Ummm... I never said we should cancel the Autumn exams. Thanks for completely making stuff up.
You said (sorry for using the word "too" in my previous response):
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Yay! Let's sit an exam in a subject that we haven't been taught for 7-8 months and never actually finished!
Some students have not received any support from their teachers thus meaning that may not have been taught for "7-8 months" as you put it (there's no guarantee that there won't be a second wave of infections in September/October) so should next year's cohort not sit exams then? Unlike other year groups no one is forcing Non-private candidate 2020 Y11's and Y13's to sit any form of exam. They will sit get a grade (no matter how good or bad that grade is) without having to sit any formal/public/external exams you're acting like this year's cohort are a being forced to sit the exams when they are not (that what I was getting from the tone of that post). Just be happy that the autumn exams are for all subjects and not just some like ofqual had originally announced. If people don't want to sit the exam then that's fine but at least they've got the chance to do so if they wish as not everyone will get the grades that they want or need for uni, sixth form etc

EDIT: but I still don't understand why the autumn exams were not modified and why it has taken this long to hear this statement from Ofqual and I will end the discussion here.
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Do you know what will happen with students who are resitting but also want to reapply to uni in regrads to predicted grades?
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Will students who weren't able to get calculated grades (i.e. private candidates) be able to take the autumn exams?
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