Gcse exam reforms and negative impact on Dyslexic and other SEN pupils

This petition has been raised to high light that the new GCSE exam reforms will discriminate against students with Dyslexia and other Special Educational Needs.

By returning to a system where 5 years of learning can effectively be wiped out by a 3 hour exam is horrifying.

Children with Special Educational Needs such as Dyslexia often do not have the capacity to be tested in this way.This does not mean that they are stupid or failures, they just struggle in exam situations. Often they do not have a sufficient working memory that allows them to spew facts, in parrot fashion, on to the paper.

A one off exam is not a true indication of understanding and does not reflect their true performance in 5 years of schooling.

The aim of this petition is to urge the Government to reconsider the concerns and advice already given by relevant associations and retain an element of coursework assessment within the GCSE examination process.

This e-petition has been rejected with the following reason given:

It did not have a clear statement explaining what action you want the government to take.

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Created By

Rachel Page

Created On

Tuesday 19 November 2013

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