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Word processor for SEN pupil for AS Classical Greek

Discussion in 'Classics' started by Lindsey_Fallow, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Can anybody recommend an exam-board-approved text editor for AS / A-level Classical Greek?

    OCR have been beyond useless so far - won't give any clues as to what they do/don't approve, only say that the assessment coordinator for the school needs to make a specific request and then they'll approve or reject it.

    Apart from the fact that there's no obviously 'right' software (Word is inadequate), this cycle could take a great deal of time and it's important that the pupil is using the same editor in class that he'll use in his exams in June.

    Perhaps he really is the first SEN pupil using a keyboard (he has neurological problems and can't grip a pen properly) to take Classical Greek. Anyone got previous examples?

    OCR said we should go through JCQ - which we're also trying, but as OCR are the only classics board... it seems a little round the houses.

    A scribe isn't viable - he also has speech difficulties. The amount of text written in Greek in the exam is fairly small, but he'd like the option to do the English->Greek questions, and I don't see why he should be excluded from demonstrating that skill.

    What happens for French / German exams for SEN pupils using a laptop?

    Any advice very gratefully received - I'd naively expected that the exam board would be a little more forthcoming!
     
  2. Can anybody recommend an exam-board-approved text editor for AS / A-level Classical Greek?

    OCR have been beyond useless so far - won't give any clues as to what they do/don't approve, only say that the assessment coordinator for the school needs to make a specific request and then they'll approve or reject it.

    Apart from the fact that there's no obviously 'right' software (Word is inadequate), this cycle could take a great deal of time and it's important that the pupil is using the same editor in class that he'll use in his exams in June.

    Perhaps he really is the first SEN pupil using a keyboard (he has neurological problems and can't grip a pen properly) to take Classical Greek. Anyone got previous examples?

    OCR said we should go through JCQ - which we're also trying, but as OCR are the only classics board... it seems a little round the houses.

    A scribe isn't viable - he also has speech difficulties. The amount of text written in Greek in the exam is fairly small, but he'd like the option to do the English->Greek questions, and I don't see why he should be excluded from demonstrating that skill.

    What happens for French / German exams for SEN pupils using a laptop?

    Any advice very gratefully received - I'd naively expected that the exam board would be a little more forthcoming!
     
  3. lemoni122

    lemoni122 New commenter

    My macbook laptop (purchased recently in Cyprus) has Greek polytonic as well as modern Greek and English (i.e. where the little flags are at the top right). But I'm sorry I have no idea what programme was installed. Would that be adequate?
    What sort of laptop is the student using? Has he an apple? Is it worth asking if polytonic Greek can be installed at an apple specialist shop?
    I have a text editor for Modern Greek but the polytonic doesn't seem to have one. Wouldn't the text editor have to be switched off in an exam in any case?
    In a way my comments are not quite what you've asked about of course, as I have no experience of entering a candidate for Greek (either sort) who has had to use a computer.

     

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