Thread subject: The Dyscalculia Forum :: ups and downs
Posted by nicholas on August 06 2012 01:01 PM
After a long battle with the local examinations board, they finally accepted that dyscalculia really exists and put it in the list of conditions that qualify for access arrangements during math O-level exams.
They are still a long way to go because they are only giving an extra 15 minutes in the written papers and nothing in the mental work.
Also, no help is given in Physics, which so much is based on maths.
They are also doing the exams more difficult, in fact more than half of the students either failed or passed with a very low mark, and I'm talking about people not effected by dyscalculia.
Posted by justfoundout on August 06 2012 03:24 PM
Sorry for your long struggle there in Malta. Still, it must have felt good to at least have the dyscalculic condition recognized as 'real'. Nicholas, have you made it into Physics? If so, that must have taken a great deal of determination,... and interest in the subject. - jus'
Posted by RottieWoman on August 07 2012 02:09 PM
I'm glad that at least you have the extra 15 minutes and the acknowledgment of dyscalculia there. But I'm sorry about the Physics issue and the exam difficulty. I agree with 'jus about the determination needed to get this far:)