NCEA again

markstudying.jpg Mark is studying. Level one, his first formal external exams. NCEA. One of the teachers from his school has told me this stands for “No Chance of Educational Achievement”.

As well as his Level one stuff, he’s sitting one Level 2 standard. Physics (Mechanics). Would have been two if we hadn’t gone to Italy. The school has communicated with me over this last week:

If you still wish Mark to sit L2 Mechanics, please be aware that should Mark gain the 6 credits for Mechanics and wishes to take Physics in 2007, he will enter the L2 course and be expected to participate fully in the course all year, including the Mechanics.

This is how they support students. If they pass something, they still need to sit in class when the rest of the class works on it. I’m also interested to see John Gourley in the news. We still remain very grateful to him for his help in January this year.

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