Sorry to butt in here unannounced , but I delegated to dh the task of examining grade boundaries, and he says the boundary for A* isn't shown . Is that what you reckon, Milliways? I can't even attempt the maths of grade boundaries, for fear of delirium progressing to hysteria. How do you mean, they are looking nasty? <<peeks out between fingers>>
I am only going on what DS told me earlier - all his friends are groaning having looked at the boundaries. I asked if 90 was an A what was an A* and he explained about the overall >80% with 90% in A2 modules milarky (Probably not got that right!)
One of DS's results will be A2 because they do Maths in year 12 and FM in year 13. His grade will dictate where he can or can't apply. No January resits means that waiting until June 2014 to resit is a very risky strategy. He planned a very full busy day today so less chance to dwell. He is more optimistic having seen the grade boundaries.
DD didn't get first choice, Manchester but loved her insurance, Newcastle, anyway, so got it there and is very happy! am very relieved coz it's been hard as my ds been so unwell for so long, had big impact on her.
So, dare I ask how it all went? Eventually DD was pleased with what she achieved, but it's taken a lot of discussion and talking with school. However, she is now working on her personal statement and sorting out universities.
We are off on holiday and hoping my daughter manages to nail her personal statement while we are there. She has had a struggle getting her head around what to write.
Back to Open Days as soon as we return!
And while we are away DS has some year 10 GCSE results...more nerves from me! He seems quite calm about it, which is amazing considering on one paper the school cocked up by not implementing correct allowances and he is waiting to hear if the school's request for dispensation will be approved - let's hope he nailed paper 2 of that exam to prove his ability.
Then we will have college open days for DS too, as they have no sixth form at school.
DS did very well, all As and high UMS so he is on cloud 9 and I am v proud. He had managed to persuade himself (and me) that core 4 had gone badly and he wouldn't be getting an A* in his maths. He got full UMS on core 4 . Now working on his PS having refused to make a start in the 8 weeks he had before the results came in. Writing is not his thing, he will have to hope he can triumph content over style. Kez100 Have a good holiday. Weare waiting for DS2 maths result on Thursday and we will also be looking at 6th forms for him.