A-level Resit Culture Abolish

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I went to visit some colleges today and I came across a teacher who was telling me about how the goverment has just announced yesterday that they want people in A-levels resitting anymore plus they don't want anymore January sittings just June sittings.

Here is article about it.. 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/nov/09/sitting-a-level-january-exam-end?INTCMP=SRCH

Wondering what you guys think about this..

Posted: 10-11-12 17:15 by ? Secret - Team GR

that is stupid, it is too much to expect us to do well at a levels by having to cram it all in at the end of the year, doing some in january takes pressure off students, meaning they do better. why does the government want use to fail our exams, i thought they would want the opposite.

Posted: 10-11-12 17:19 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

i totally agree with u :) its like seriously the government have gone so strict first with the GCSE system and now the A-level system. they should the exam and then see how we feel..at least u shouldn't be affected but we will :(

Posted: 10-11-12 20:27 by ? Secret - Team GR

yep, they don't know how hard it all actually is, they should try it

Posted: 10-11-12 20:37 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

This is ridiculous. When is it going to start or is it just an idea?

Posted: 10-11-12 20:41 by Joanne

As far as I am aware of the year 11 who are taking the GCSE exams in 2013 they will be affected and then onwards. but I cannot gurantee it..

Posted: 10-11-12 20:43 by ? Secret - Team GR

so they are doing this just because of the gcse english results mess up? i hate it how all these changes are made and we the student effected by them don't get a say in it, its just unfair.

Posted: 10-11-12 20:46 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

Oh well that's no good is it! Are you in year 11?

Posted: 10-11-12 20:46 by Joanne

im not sure.. might be.. but its really annoying.. yh im in yr 11 sad times :( 

Posted: 10-11-12 20:48 by ? Secret - Team GR

no i'm in yr 12, but it will effect my sister in a few years time and i just think its unfair on everyone, making all these changes, i know some changes are good, but this is too much.

Posted: 10-11-12 20:49 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

Yeah - the government is absolutely stupid.

What A levels are you taking?

Posted: 10-11-12 20:51 by Joanne

psychology, IT, english lang and lit, and geography

Posted: 10-11-12 20:52 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

That sounds good :) how is college for you at the moment?

Posted: 10-11-12 20:53 by Joanne

well i think i'm coping with it, i'm really enjoying geography, even more than gcse

Posted: 10-11-12 20:55 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

Yeah people say geography good, I'm not really coping with maths and physics :( They're complicated.

Posted: 10-11-12 20:59 by Joanne

my friend does maths at a level, she was so good at gcse, understood everything, but now she says she doesn't like it as much and it is really hard, she has the same teachr as she did at gcse but her teacher teaches in a very different style now.

i find it interesting and simple, when i tell people i do geography they all imagine that its really hard, but it isn't, well thats what i think

Posted: 10-11-12 21:03 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

I did GCSE geography and I really didn't like it, but I think it wasn't that hard. And yeah I pretty much got maths at GCSE but now it's so confusing!!

Posted: 10-11-12 21:09 by Joanne

yeah well, i couldn't stand geography in yr7 and 8 then in yr 9 i got a new teacher who made it more interesting and i have enjoyed it ever since, the teacher you have makes a huge difference.

Posted: 10-11-12 21:31 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

Definitely! Physics is so boring at my college because they don't make it interesting or fun!!

Posted: 10-11-12 22:29 by Joanne

well that still ahppens in a level geography now. i have 2 teacher one for each topic and i find that i enjoy and therefore understand one topic better than the other cause one teacher makes it interesting and the other one doesn't as much.

Posted: 11-11-12 13:20 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

just found this on bbc news site:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-19977062

so now they want us to have to wrtie a massive essay, that will do nothing but stress us out even more and test us on how good our essay skills are, not really the point of spending 2 years learning for that.

Posted: 11-11-12 13:27 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

An extended essay? Why and what would it be for!

Posted: 11-11-12 13:42 by Joanne

i don't know, not sure if its what the exam will be or what the point of that is.

Posted: 11-11-12 14:00 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR