I found out. I mentioned the park incident to a colleague and apparently they are on work experience, but have to miss two days of it for external exams.
When I am secretary of state for education, I have two agendas in mind:
1) Scrap year 9 and 10 and child benefit for those years. I feel 24 months of national minimum wage will do wonders for 13-15 year olds and they will not only perform better in GCSEs but have real life experience to bring to the working world;
2) Scrap pointless testing all through the national mainstream education system.