Everyone at Olaves earned their place here and everyone deserves a valid chance to get back in. At the very least a more holistic approach is required. The internal exams were subjective, (for example there was no exam for languages), consequently the school hasn't created a level playing field and therefore doesn't have grounds to prevent people from progression into Year 13 based solely on these grades. There are people who have contributed so much to school life and are genuinely incredible people who make the atmosphere much more friendly and create so many opportunities at Olaves for others; to dismiss them solely on the basis of one exam grade is to diminish valued members of our school community to a statistic.
Please sign this petition if you believe everyone deserves a place in Year 13.