Education question - GCSEs
I am having trouble getting my head round what's happening at the SK's school. I'll just summarise:
- kids caught buying drugs are not expelled, maximum punishment is 2 days suspension
- regular attainment of 35% test and exam marks is considered "good performance" (not for the child, but for any pupil)
- problems of behaviour, exam performance, detentions, violations of school rules etc are all omitted from parent evening discussions as "they focus on the negative too much" and it would be "distressing for the kids" to hear that in front of their parents
- detentions are not seen as a serious issue or something to be appalled at getting, by school, parents or pupils
- children can claim to have disabilities and difficulties with no proof and they get extra time for tests and exams and can complete exams using the faster typing on computers
- grammar is virtually completely ignored when marking homework, courswork, tests and exams
- registration is supposed to be compulsory, but children turn up half an hour later on a daily basis and the school doesn't do or say anything.
This is apparently a high performing school by the way. Is any of this normal nowadays?!