GCSE study leave

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Fletch, May 17, 2018.

  1. Fletch

    Fletch Striker

    When I was at school we only went in for our exams , rest of time was our own to study or piss about whatever .
    Daughters school in Sunderland is insisting all pupils go in even though on non exam days there’s hardly any lessons if any , seems bit daft IMO when could be spending that time in library .
    No exam tomorrow (had one today) but meant to go in but only one lesson on and that’s PE?! I’m tempted to phone in with a sick excuse so she can go library , obviously if I thought she would just be pissin about then I’d feel different .
    Just wondering what other schools were doing while GCSEs were on
  2. AndrewP

    AndrewP Striker

    They're a month earlier these days, maybe that's why?
  3. mcq10

    mcq10 Striker

    Kids have too many distractions to study these days in a lot of cases

    Also, it helps if subject teachers can help the kids with that bit of extra revision and keep them focused.
  4. MackemBob

    MackemBob Winger

    I’m guessing they’ll be revising at school. Canny handy.
  5. becs

    becs Striker

    My eldest got told off for calling it x-box leave :lol:
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  6. Charmless Man

    Charmless Man Striker

    The teachers can’t win can they? :lol:
  7. I used to go in for a game of cards or darts in the common room
  8. Some Random Guy

    Some Random Guy Striker


    If they did this when I was at school it would have had a negative impact on my Goldeneye skills.
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  9. Angelos

    Angelos Midfield

    I remember going on study leave but certain teachers putting on optional sessions which went down quite well. I reckon no study leave is a missed opportunity, they’re 16 they need to start learning how to manage their time
  10. kingmonkey

    kingmonkey Winger

    Remember it well.
    The literature I was studying at home didn't nothing for my results and resulted in a lot of Kleenex meeting a sticky end.
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  11. Fletch

    Fletch Striker

    "free lessons" so in ideal world yes study but most the kids just piss about
  12. alisafc

    alisafc Central Defender

    You think that's bad, my son's school are doing revision sessions on a Saturday morning! Apparently it's not compulsory but they get wrong if they don't go to at least one of them.
  13. mcq10

    mcq10 Striker

    What school?

    Schools can’t win. Put on extra revision classes they get hammered, if they didn’t they would get hammered :lol:
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  14. gardni

    gardni Midfield

    this was just introduced for my year, all previous years had proper study leave. They basically argued that if we went on study leave, we'd do anything but study. Probably right in hindsight.
  15. Keawyeds

    Keawyeds Striker

    Could have been worse...

    At least he kept it clean!
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  16. Fletch

    Fletch Striker

    thats a good idea mate IMO... my daughters school wants them in but theres no lessons on or owt, just seems pointless and waste of time that could be spent studying
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  17. alisafc

    alisafc Central Defender

    It's staindrop near bishop Auckland. They've had a few bad Ofsted's and the last few English and maths GCSEs haven't been great so I'm guessing that's the reasoning behind it. I imagine the teachers aren't paid any more for it, just a shame they can't fit it in during normal school hours but the whole new exam changes seem ridiculous to me . I'm glad I'm not doing them nowadays . It's a lot of stress to place it all on the last month of their school lives rather than modules

    Ahh I thought you meant like revision lessons, I'd agree with you There
    Last edited: May 18, 2018
  18. Doberman

    Doberman Striker

    we didn't get free lessons until A Level. I seem to remember we worked up until the beginning of the exam period and then we were only required to attend school for an exam so if we only had an exam at 1pm on Tuesday, 1pm on Wednesday and 9am on Friday then we'd only be in school at those times on those dates. I think. :lol: 10 years this year since I sat my GCSEs so it's a bit of a blur now.

    kids don't revise (in general) when left to their own devices, no pun intended. The high achievers would revise but that probably covers about 5% of the cohort. The rest would be plugged into their xboxes and social media for the duration.
  19. Should be in til half term


    Bad teachers volunteering their time for free to help kids get good exam results booooooooo
  20. alisafc

    alisafc Central Defender

    Err where did I say that?

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