Postpone our GCSE’s till late July/early August

Postpone our GCSE’s till late July/early August

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Summer Bee started this petition to Year 11's

Dear Year 11 students,

I’m sure you have all heard the news about our GCSE’s being cancelled and that students will be given predicted grades. I would also think that you’re all just as worried as I am and panicked to receive predicted grades instead of actually doing GCSE’s. Therefore, I wanted to put down into a petition what I feel would be the correct thing to do in this time of uncertainty...

Firstly, I feel as though the only option should be to sit our GCSE’s in late July/early August. This way, we could still revise and complete any coursework that needs to be done during lockdown. Our teachers could send us homework/tasks to do via email. This would ensure we’re still getting the required education needed to sit GCSE’s. If this was to happen, we could start college a month later than we were supposed to (in October) so our GCSE’s could be marked fairly. More examiners/markers may be needed during this time, however it isn’t impossible. 
 
In my opinion, this plan is an extremely sensible option because i feel as though to give 2020 year 11 students predicted grades is incredibly unfair. Especially because many students- like me, may have not been able to revise during mocks (that the predicted grades would be based from... and of course class work) as they may have had multiple coursework subjects. Therefore, once coursework is out of the way and students properly have time to fully commit to revision for the exams, they would receive much better GCSE results as they would have put the time in. Whereas, if predicted grades were to be given, this would have a great affect on the students that didn’t get the best mock results due to several coursework deadlines being due during the time of assessment points/mocks. I respect that some people may be stress-free and calm at the thought of receiving predicted grades... however I know that many students like myself are very frustrated and concerned for their ‘predicted results’ at this moment in time.  Please share this petition if you feel the same way I do.

Thank you.

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