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Failing year 12

Hi, I’d appreciate your thoughts from those sitting EdExel A level Maths and/or Physics, and perhaps who struggled in Year 12. My son has just failed his year 12 progress tests in both, by 4 marks and 1 mark respectively. He has good attendance, always completes his homework (although doesn’t get any in Physics) and usually manages D’s in his end of topic tests. While he doesn’t put major grind in, as he’s also playing high level hockey and cricket, he certainly does a good few hours a week outside of college and utilises his frees. My concern is that despite this, he appears to be really struggling to understand the theory in both subjects (he got a 7 in maths and a 7 in Physics at GCSE), and imagine it will only get harder as he progresses into year 13. If you were in his position, would you carry on and flog yourself, or take the opportunity to start a new course, perhaps something that is continually assessed like a level 3 extended diploma. Has anyone else been in this position? Thanks for your help.
Original post by Trishbartlett
Hi, I’d appreciate your thoughts from those sitting EdExel A level Maths and/or Physics, and perhaps who struggled in Year 12. My son has just failed his year 12 progress tests in both, by 4 marks and 1 mark respectively. He has good attendance, always completes his homework (although doesn’t get any in Physics) and usually manages D’s in his end of topic tests. While he doesn’t put major grind in, as he’s also playing high level hockey and cricket, he certainly does a good few hours a week outside of college and utilises his frees. My concern is that despite this, he appears to be really struggling to understand the theory in both subjects (he got a 7 in maths and a 7 in Physics at GCSE), and imagine it will only get harder as he progresses into year 13. If you were in his position, would you carry on and flog yourself, or take the opportunity to start a new course, perhaps something that is continually assessed like a level 3 extended diploma. Has anyone else been in this position? Thanks for your help.

support to him doing my progress tests now
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Original post by Trishbartlett
Hi, I’d appreciate your thoughts from those sitting EdExel A level Maths and/or Physics, and perhaps who struggled in Year 12. My son has just failed his year 12 progress tests in both, by 4 marks and 1 mark respectively. He has good attendance, always completes his homework (although doesn’t get any in Physics) and usually manages D’s in his end of topic tests. While he doesn’t put major grind in, as he’s also playing high level hockey and cricket, he certainly does a good few hours a week outside of college and utilises his frees. My concern is that despite this, he appears to be really struggling to understand the theory in both subjects (he got a 7 in maths and a 7 in Physics at GCSE), and imagine it will only get harder as he progresses into year 13. If you were in his position, would you carry on and flog yourself, or take the opportunity to start a new course, perhaps something that is continually assessed like a level 3 extended diploma. Has anyone else been in this position? Thanks for your help.


wish i could help😔 in the same position right now not sure what to do if my school don’t allow me to carry on with my courses for next year
Try not to worry. There are plenty of different paths to the top of the mountain and lots of time. You will work it out. Keen to know if others struggling at this point in A levels have made a positive decision to change tack?

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