Leedarkwood: I don't know how they deal with refugees. If they have no paperwork I guess they are barred from school? I keep being told that all children must go to school...then i hit the brick wall.That's the most frustrating part really <sigh>.
Good idea about sitting GCSEs early for the paperwork...but 30% of the overall mark is coursework, which has to be submitted to the exam board well in advance. and cover certain modules. eg for the May exam 2010 sitting all graded coursework must be submitted in January 2010. This means its too late to apply as a private candidate for this November
Also she will only be sitting 3 GCSE's next May, but we have been told these aren't acceptable for school entry, as they don't show an 'all round education' and she will have to wait until she has done ALL her GCSE's (This was last weeks information from Sofia, via the British Council).
Oldtimer: Thanks for the nice comments on our work
We have spent the last couple of months doing paperwork and traveling back and forth from the UK, but hope to get lots of Bulgarian images done over the next few months. We're really looking forward to the changing seasons