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#1 Dave Wallbanks

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Posted 04 September 2002 - 06:42 PM


New lad comes to my year 11 class today and says I'm with you so I asked him what he'd studied in his last school and he replies Elizabethan England. I assume this is part of SHP but there seems to be little else that he's studied. What's the best way of getting him a good gcse without interrupting a good class who're already half way through the modern world history class?

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#2 Andrew Field

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Posted 04 September 2002 - 06:47 PM

Tell him to get catching up?

Alternatively you could ask the exam board's advice. They might suggest that he could do the modern world papers, but his efforts would be taken into consideration.

Elizabeth I isn't an exclusively SHP topic - I think, so there may well be other options.

Also depends on his ability. If he seems able, he'll easily be able to catch up. On the opposite end of the spectrum, he'll also do as expected - as he will have forgotten all his Year 10 work anyway, whatever he'd studied.

Just my thoughts. :unsure:


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#3 Dafydd Humphreys

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Posted 05 September 2002 - 04:07 PM

LOL! Year Ten - the year all teenagers get abducted by aliens and have their memories wiped!

(It happened to me!)

If he is keen and able, and buys a copy of the (presume..) Edexcel MWH textbook, he could easily catch up, aided with all the usual past papers and revision guides.
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#4 Dan Moorhouse

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Posted 05 September 2002 - 04:47 PM

I had the opposite experience last year, a student joined us who had dne the modern world and we do SHP. The exam board was quite clear: TOUGH. the kid'll have to catch up, simple as that... NB: coursework previosuly done by the student might not be compatible, the one I had last year had done coursework at his previous school that the AQA said was incompatible with the course being studied.

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Posted 05 September 2002 - 05:39 PM

That's nothing, I had 3 girls join in year 11 last year. 2 had never done history before at GCSE and the other had never studied History in England. None were particlularly motivated and therefore did not perform well. Ho Hum!

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Posted 05 September 2002 - 11:40 PM

If (big if) the boy is motivated and able, you get hold of all the relevant materials (specification/ past papers/markschemes/examiners' reports) gen yourself up on what he needs to do and send him off to the school library in your lessons with textbook and work to be done. Once a week outside class time you spend an hour or so going through his work and sorting out any problems.

That's what I was once expected to do!

Otherwise, you do your level best to help him catch up (give him a good revision guide to cut corners on the year 10 work) in his own time and then pray for the best :rolleyes:

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Posted 06 September 2002 - 05:59 PM

I've just had a boy from India join, he's done US civil rights and some other 20c stuff. I lent him a couple of Weimar/Nazi Brooman books and told him to work through them for the next fortnight and we'll take it from there.

I bet he beats some of the ones who have been doing it last year....
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#8 Dave Wallbanks

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Posted 06 September 2002 - 07:19 PM

The nightmare continues! Two more students join me today! Nice to be popular but one's done medicine, one's on elizabethan and the other's got a mate in the class so thought they'd give it a go. Reckon i'll have advised at least one to do something more appropriate..... like a course in etiquette and animal husbandry. Some people! Why do they come to the lesson if all they want to do is spoil it? :angry: :(
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