Any parents of Y12 DCs up for a support thread?

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cardibach Fri 26-Apr-13 21:23:06

to get us through AS and university Open Days etc.?

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 hmm.
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.

IamFluffy Mon 19-Aug-13 15:27:01

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Kez100 Mon 19-Aug-13 13:48:57

Hope everyone's DCs AS results went well.

Kez100 Mon 19-Aug-13 13:45:31

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.

bruffin Mon 19-Aug-13 11:38:07

Forgot this thread blush
DS did his usual, some really good results ie 97 UMS for Core1 and turned his retake E for mechanics to an Agrin but got an E for decision 2 sad.

He was pleased with what he got ,he should be able to get what he wants to go to the uni of his choice (if they will have him grin )

Personal statement is proving a nightmare as he keeps starting it but not getting far.He says he finds it difficult to write without sounding show offy or arrogant.

prettydaisies Mon 19-Aug-13 11:30:13

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.

MABS Thu 15-Aug-13 08:27:04

DD didn't get first choice, Manchester but loved her insurance, Newcastle, anyway, so got it there and is very happy! smile am very relieved coz it's been hard as my ds been so unwell for so long, had big impact on her.

bruffin Thu 15-Aug-13 07:44:13

DS's GF got into her uni of choice grin now just have to wait for DS's results.

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.

MABS Wed 14-Aug-13 19:35:03

Still feeling sick sad

Milliways Wed 14-Aug-13 19:03:40

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!)

He needs A* Maths and was ill for the C4 paper!

bruffin Wed 14-Aug-13 18:04:19

Fauve ASs dont have A* only As, they dont get A* until A".

DS has gone to stay at his GF tonight to support her, she is in the year above so will be getting her A2 results and find out if she has got in Uni of choice.

Fauve Wed 14-Aug-13 17:58:32

Sorry to butt in here unannounced blush, but I delegated to dh the task of examining grade boundaries, and he says the boundary for A* isn't shown confused. 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>>

Milliways Wed 14-Aug-13 17:51:34

Holding hands here MABS, DS needs A*BBa or AABa, and the grade boundaries are looking nasty.

MABS Wed 14-Aug-13 12:14:04

feeling sick here sad dd need abb and pretty sure not got, 7am for results here .good luck to all.

prettydaisies Wed 14-Aug-13 11:37:35

The Y13 students at DD's school say getting AS results was more worrying than waiting for A2 results too.
DD can't get her results until tomorrow afternoon. A2s in the morning and ASs in the afternoon.

BeckAndCall Wed 14-Aug-13 08:16:47

Tbh, for us here I think the AS result day is harder than than the A2 day. ( this is third time around in this house)
Applications all depend on how the ASs go, and by the time you get to the A2 results you pretty much know if you've got the offer or not.

Mind you, I'm talking about the days before A* offers, so don't quote me next year!!

cardibach Tue 13-Aug-13 18:38:47

Just back from a fantastic trip to India which has kept DDs mind off results, but it's a bit tense here at the moment. Some of the papers were unusual, so she has no idea at all how she will have done. School opens at 8.30 on Thursday and I expect we will be there about then with everything crossed.

She hasn't started writing her PS yet, but has given lots of thought to what to put into it - helped by a handy leaflet we picked up at Liverpool Open Day which gives a real insight into what works for the course she wants.

Timetraveller Tue 13-Aug-13 13:50:42

Hi, we're in a similar situation, DS needs all As and high UMS to do what he wants. He doesn't have a plan B either!
He's been reading a few books but I don't think he's done anything on his PS. He told me he'd done some 'bullet points' at the end of term but I haven't seen anything. I suppose he'll have to work on it soon, there's no point nagging him.

IamFluffy Tue 13-Aug-13 13:36:35

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IamFluffy Tue 13-Aug-13 13:34:43

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It will be 6am here! No need to set my alarm for work on Thursday as the results will be on the college website at 6am and DS will be waking me up at 6.05.
He has a plan A and, thankfully , a plan B that he is happy with if the results aren't quite what he hopes for. Here also a few UMS on one paper will make all the difference. He's done plenty of reading clever books but not much has gone down in writing on the PS.

BeckAndCall Tue 13-Aug-13 07:47:15

Hi secret. Same here - DD is really terrified about Thursday! Unfortunately, what would constitute a good set of results from my point of view won't be enough, given her aspirations - a few UMS here and there might make all the difference.

Otherwise the summer has been spent revising and rewriting the PS, reading very clever books to write about on the PS, and going through the course detail of the places she may put on her UCAS form if Thrusday works out well.

I will be very glad when we get to about 10.30 on Thrusday and she at least knows where she stands!

I thought I'd resurrect this until we need a UCAS thread.
How is everyone? Had a good summer?
Are they all sweating over their personal statements or slobbing in bed all day still prevaricating?

Counting down to Thursday. DS in a cloud of gloom as he has convinced himself he won't get the grades he wants.

McFluffy Wed 17-Jul-13 17:30:54

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