- 1 Post By shed end col
unsure wot 2 do
hi there , could anyone help me please,im new to this and have a dilemma i have 2 children 1 at 15yrs and 1 at13yrs.my 15yr old is due to take her gcse exams here in the uk and i was woundering if the time came and we were fortunate to move over to adelaide before they started would it affect her ability in an oz school.so sorry to babble-on
We had the same problem, our two girls were 15 and 12 when we moved here, Jan 08. Our eldest was due to take her GCSE's that May/June! Out here they have one cert of education to aim for which they can't take until year 12 (the years are the same out here) which is the end of high school education. Then they can go on to TAFE or Uni. To be honest I was glad, as if our daughter had 'finished school' in UK, it would have been harder for her to make friends and fit in to further education, she's now in year 12 & will finish this academic year. I don't think anytime is the right time, but sometimes you just gotta 'roll with it' if you know what I mean. Hope that helps, all the best.
Col & family
My eldest was 15 near 16 when we came out to Adelaide, she missed her GCSE`s, but settled into school brilliantly,although she didnt seem to take it seriously, 2 busy having fun started even skipping odd few lessons, which she had never done in the UK, all part of fitting in etc I suppose, she loved the way they get to try different topics such as photography, psycology etc etc, however we came bk the UK, and she has since done her main Eng Maths etc GCSE, and now doing her A levels, so not the end of the world, if your kids have ambition they`l always be ok, on a positive note we hope to return when shes done these A levels, fingers crossed.
thank you very much its really is gud to no somebody else has already experienced the situation.