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  1. Hey guys, I will be moving back to UK about half way through Australian year 10 (aged 16 as of May) and around the end of what I'm assuming is UK year 11. The problem with this is I will miss GCSE's and I have been told that you need them to finish school and to continue into Sixth Form, etc. Does anyone have any more information on this and know what may end up happening with me and my eudcation? Thank you in advance - Ryan.
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    Hi, I was just wondering whether anyone else home schools? I have been home schooling my two boys (currently age 12 & 10) for the last two years here in the UK, mainly because of the state of our local high schools (my eldest would now be in Yr 8), and have heard that it is a big thing over in Oz. I am not against them going to school and will look into both options should we actually make it over there. My eldest has some special needs, although was never 'statemented' here so was never offered any extra help other than the teaching assistant that was in his class part-time. Our local high school got only 14% in their GCSE results (for 5 x A-C grades, incl. Maths & English) and the 3 other high schools in our local town only got between 17-23%!! so you can probably see why I didn't want him going there into a regular class of 30+ kids. Anyway, without going into too much detail over his needs, he just basically needs extra time to learn things and can't keep up with the pace of a regular class. Some things he is really bright on, like countries for instance, he knows alot of capitals, flags etc but still counts 6+4 on his fingers. He gets there eventually but not as quick as other 12 year olds. He also has some joint and muscle problems and is slower in pace than other kids. There is also some difficulty with interacting with his peers, I guess because they can see his is a little different! SO, do you think there is the provision for him in most Australian High Schools, we will probably be heading to north of Brisbane. Or are we likely to come up against the same problems we have here regarding special needs education and also bullying. I'm in no doubt that he would have been easy picking for the bullies here the minute he walked into the school, especially with the horror stories I've heard about our local high school. Anyway, thanks for reading. Jane
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