Saturday, 23 August 2014

O not another post about results.

Have started to post a few times this week then abandoned  them. Have no idea why. Have not written a story or article in weeks either. Even composing the cover letters with my CV send outs have been a struggle. Probably need to just buckle down and get on with it. I lead a mundane life (happily) and so often figure who wants to read about that.

My son got his GCSE results. Results that would have left me on my knees crying in complete gratitude at 16. But he was not so impressed. A couple of A*  and loads of A's and a C. He did impress me when he said he would just have to work even harder for his A levels. Ever since he discovered universities it was all he wanted to do from that moment on. He accepted that school would be his best option as there was no way I could afford for him to do 11 GCSE's from home plus the tutoring as my knowledge has many limits. He loves school and now cannot wait to be in 6th form. He wants to study maths, physics, geography and history. Quite telling that he said that now the GCSE's are over he can get on with learning.

Many of his friends are going to do apprenticeships. I have lost track which government initiated this scheme. The one size fits all schooling system loses many by the wayside and hopefully these apprenticeships will find them again. I do hope they are genuine and not just an excuse for cheap labour.

I also hope the A levels get left alone. Gove managed to nearly send the teachers to an early grave with his instant changes with GCSEs. I believe this is the last year that AS levels will occur. The school do seem quite good at keeping on top of these changes and are quite pro active rather than reactive. The only change poor son howled with rage at missing was the banishment of 'Of Mice and Men' from the curriculum. He hated it with a passion. Luckily it came too late or we might have had to thank Gove we can sit happy in our contempt of him.
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  1. It sometimes feels worse waiting for the exam results of your children then when you had to wait for your own. I still occasionally dream about taking my finals and not being prepared for them and they were thirty years ago.

    Jean x

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    1. Yeah was the longest few minutes whilst he popped in to get them - I waited in the car x

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  2. Congratulations to your son on such good results. I am glad my sons were long gone from school before Gove started wreaking damage.

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  3. What a wonderful exam results, you must be really proud.

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    1. Thanks very much, I really am x

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  4. Well done your lad. My DS took History and Physics he will be doing his second year in sixth form starting September. Physics was a killer!!! History wasn't much better.

    My advice would be not to take it too slowly in the first term as they go at quite a leisurely pace then, wham.........before you know it the calenders shot to Easter and the pressure's on.

    I'm waffling I know, sorry x

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    1. Thank you and he says thanks for the advice. I will quote that to him constantly 'Well Julee says.....'. x

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  5. Congratulations to your sons on such great results.
    My daughter was home educated until secondary school, she only went then because she wanted to take so many exams and like you I wasn't going to pay for them all.
    Especially as we save their school budget approx £12,000 a year as we home educate our four boys. Although I don't know how they come up with a figure of £3,000 per child per school year as it costs me nowhere near that!
    Thank goodness Gove has gone. My daughter had no time at all for him!

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    1. Thanks and to you and your daughter. Will she carry on to uni after. I wondered if she will do medicine.
      Do you think your boys will go to school? I like reading your home ed stuff. x

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    2. That should have said congrats to your daughter

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    3. Hi again hazzy. My daughter wants to do nuclear physics or bio chemistry. She definitely wants to go to Uni, either Imperial in London, Oxford or Cambridge. The eldest two boys don't want to go to school, not sure about the youngest two yet!

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  6. It's good to get the results out and put the exams behind you. It's also nice to hear how keen he is on the next stage :-)

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    1. Yes but I do wonder if he is mine somedays ha x

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