BREAKING - 90% of Year 13s have lost all trust in key decision-makersWatch
We found that:
90% have lost all trust in key decision makers.
77% felt the decisions that have been made regarding grades *weren't* in their best interests
40% felt their college or education provider wasn't helping them enough.
80% felt their mental health had been impacted by the uncertainty and confusion.
Following the u-turn and the many changes around grades this year, TSR published an open letter on behalf of students, calling for urgent clarity and mental health support for those affected by the grading scandal. We're using all the feedback we're seeing from students on TSR to share with key decision makers to get your questions answered.
What do you think about these findings? Are you surprised? If you're in Year 13, do you agree?
If you've found your mental health has been impacted during this difficult time, you can find some tips and links to helpful resources here.
Ultimately why does it matter one jot? Just feel the qualifcation and grades. That was yesterdays battle and they are better off spending time on how to make friends, how much beer they can drink and how to get laid.
As for MH issues, then are you saying these are greater than a normal year where people have the stress of actually revising, actually sitting the exams and then the long wait?
Its important to address this to the government because the affects its had on mental health. Months of not learning, not many jobs around and students sitting at home in lock down with not much to do and places to go and not meeting friends. They have this one glimmer of hope, only to be royally s***t on. Then the unis have also been messed about with as well. What with clearing places being taken, and now students wanting their first choice since they now use their CAG. Its put them into a predicament.
I really hope the government and the DofE learn a valuable lesson from this. They probably wont. They are already dealing with the next problem or issue. So while this is in yesterdays chip paper now, I do think its important that they need to investigate thoroughly as to who was responsible, why things were not done when concerns were raised, and what can be done to stop this happening again and how we can support the new year 13's and year 11's.
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If you're going to make a bold claim such as the one in the title, then at least declare your sample size. It's stupid to state a quantitative response to a qualitative question. Also, why are loads of these recent threads "breaking"?
I really hope for year 12 and year 10s coming into next year, they do exams but on a selective topic basis. So example if you have not covered the nth term in maths, but have covered percentages say, you can choose which ones to answer; and you have to answer a minimum amount of questions.. Everyone is being taught at a different rate and what with local lockdowns happening, not everything will get covered so the exam board need to make it fair somehow.