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GCSE exam concessions for EAL student?

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by lucye, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. lucye

    lucye New commenter

    A friend of the family moved to England four months ago. Their daughter was achieving 'A' & "B grades in exams in her home language. English is her third language, and she is achieving 'D' grades in most subjects, due to problems with English language difficulties. She told me that she has extra time and was promised a reader at school. However, three hours before an exam the school told her that she couldn't have a reader as there were 'home' students more in need of help. She is upset as she can't understand the exam questions and is worrying about the exams.
    Could anyone please advise about concessions for EAL students. I am primary, so I can't advise her.

  2. lucye

    lucye New commenter

    Hello sadscientist, thanks so much for taking the time to reply. This information is really helpful.

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