Countdown to exam results. Anyone else feeling anxious?

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jellybrain Tue 30-Jul-13 11:11:40

Waiting for DS1's Gcses results on 22nd of August. He did really well last year but, all the talk of moving grade boundaries has got me worried. Fingers are very tightly crossed for maths as this is the subject he struggles with most.

bruffin Tue 30-Jul-13 11:19:06

We are waiting DS As results on 15Th then start of uni application process

RussiansOnTheSpree Tue 30-Jul-13 11:39:43

I'm pretty convinced that, for various reasons, it went disastrously for DD1. I keep telling myself that I've come to terms with this, but then I realise that I haven't. I know my DH is stubbornly refusing to recognise that being assaulted (and having your face smashed in) the day before your first exam, and having a broken right hand for the whole exam period, on top of existing SEN issues, is not a recipe for outstanding success. He clearly still thinks that she will get results in line with her ability. But I just can't see that happening and my biggest fear is having to pick not just her but him off the floor at the end of August.

BackforGood Tue 30-Jul-13 11:44:46

ds has his AS results due out on 15th. They are not expected to be hugely impressive, however, there's nothing we can do about it until then so no point in worrying until we receive them.

Theas18 Tue 30-Jul-13 11:49:07

my stomach keeps lurching when I think of 15/8....

DS AS results. whilst I have no reason to suspect he didn't work hard and do His best he really needs top grades here to proceed with His chosen career.

then next year, goodness I will be on the edge completely! actually there are so many hurdles between now and getting to uni-each one vital I need to chill !

creamteas Tue 30-Jul-13 13:02:06

I have two date in mind!

The most important is DD's GCSE results. This is pretty unpredictable given the grade boundary issues and her ASD! But unless it is a complete disaster, she will be able to do the AS levels that she wants to (as the school are relying on teacher assessment rather than grades because of her disability.

The other date for me is the 11/8 when unis get the A level results. Last year was a really difficult year as grades were down so many of our CF students didn't get their grades (and we couldn't just accept them because of the AAB/ABB cliff edge). Jobs depend on undergraduate numbers, so this is always a bit of a worry!

jellybrain Tue 30-Jul-13 15:51:30

Your poor DD Russians, was none of this taken into account or will there be any right of appeal of things don't go as hoped?
Hi Creamteas Ds is also ASD. He had 1 blip with his first science paper which he scrunched into a ball when he was told to stop writing( he had about 2 marks worth left to write on the final question). Luckily the paper was ok once it had been smoothed out.
We discussed the pros and cons of his approach and I think the other exams all went ok wink

RussiansOnTheSpree Tue 30-Jul-13 16:35:16

Jelly they put in a special circumstances thing for the first exam, I'm not sure if it applied for the whole umpty thrumpty weeks though, what I do know is that you don't get over something like that just like snapping your fingers. sad

basildonbond Tue 30-Jul-13 21:40:52

Trying not to worry as there's sod all anyone can do about it now ... Ds blithely unconcerned - hah

mintsauce Tue 30-Jul-13 23:19:16

DS has AS but hope he will do well. However I find he school's expectations difficult to deal with.

mintsauce Tue 30-Jul-13 23:20:29

DS has AS but hope he will do well. However I find he school's expectations difficult to deal with.

Mutteroo Tue 30-Jul-13 23:21:20

DS gets his AS results on 15/8 & he's not hopeful on the 3x A grades he wanted. It's not the end of the world & I've no doubt DS will achieve whatever grades he gets, but he may not get into his first choice uni. As he's taking a gap year after his A levels, he doesn't have the worry of applying for university yet so we're keeping everything very low key & hoping DS's negativity is proved wrong. Good luck to all DCs next month!

circular Wed 31-Jul-13 05:52:39

DD really dreading 22/8. Had bad papers in 2 of the subjects she wants to take for A level, but rpthinks possibly done better than expected I. Subjects she is not good at. So consequently worried that as changing schools, may be forced to retake AS in the wrong subjects.
On holiday currently. But can tell she is worried as keeps saying most days that hopefully she is wrong and has aced them all.

Russians As your DDs school take GCSEs in yr10, is there any scope for retakes in yr11 instead of so many (think you said 6) AS?

circular Wed 31-Jul-13 05:55:24

Reposted due to autocorrect above

DD really dreading 22/8. Had bad papers in 2 of the subjects she wants to take for A level, but thinks possibly done better than expected in subjects she is not good at. So consequently worried that as changing schools, may be forced to take AS in the wrong subjects.
On holiday currently. But can tell she is worried as keeps saying most days that hopefully she is wrong and has aced them all.

Russians as your DDs school take GCSEs in yr10, is there any scope for retakes in yr11 instead of so many (think you said 6) AS?

mindgone Thu 01-Aug-13 00:38:54

Hi all, anxious here too! DS1 A2 results on 15/8 and DS2 GCSE results a week later! Stressy times ahead! wine

mumslife Thu 01-Aug-13 12:39:48

very anxious here as well she tried so hard but who knows with the grade boundries

patatasbravas Thu 01-Aug-13 16:04:05

Yes! Scottish results are on Tuesday <frets>

DS1 needs an A to secure his place at uni, he's very confident, I'm a ball of nerves.

wine

McFluffy Thu 01-Aug-13 17:09:38

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Copthallresident Thu 01-Aug-13 18:42:51

I am already getting very nervous. DD also AS, predicted good grades and capable of it on a good day with a fair wind. She worked hard but with Dyslexia and Dyspraxia to cope with, who knows if she has shown what she can do or been ambushed by her issues. Of course the subjects she wants to pursue are essay subjects sad. I know she will make a great addition to the uni course she wants to pursue, full of insight, empathy and original ideas but it is just getting her there...... Last year she took to her bed in floods of tears because she didn't quite live up to her predictions, though a creditable set of GCSEs by any normal standards and especially in the post Gove GCSE dystopia. So I am bracing myself...... On the 15th once she has gone into school, I shall be in as bad a state as when I have to go for scan results after my annual post Breast Cancer check ups whilst I wait for her to emerge. Doubtless even if it is good news she will put on a grim face as is now a family tradition established by her sister hmm

Copthallresident Thu 01-Aug-13 18:49:29

correction, doing AS.

WorrySighWorrySigh Fri 02-Aug-13 08:36:10

<stops rocking>

No, not anxious at all. I have always had this nervous tick and inability to concentrate

<resumes rocking>

MirandaWest Fri 02-Aug-13 08:41:45

I'm feeling a bit anxious and its not even my DC hmm.

Bfs DS gets his A Level results on 15/8 - am really hoping he gets what he needs to go to university. Can't imagine what I'll be like when its my DC although have a few years to go for that.

mrsjay Fri 02-Aug-13 08:54:30

scottish standard grades are out on tuesday <wibbles> dd is beside herself as some of the results need to be a 1 or 2 for her to do her Highers I am confident she will do well though, it is the waiting that is worse than the actual result , she says hopefully

basildonbond Mon 05-Aug-13 17:04:52

This morning...

Me: Remember, you need to keep 22nd free
Ds1: why, what's happening on the 22nd? (brain cogs start whirring) it's not your birthday is it??

Erm it's just me getting anxious in our house then ...

ISingSoprano Mon 05-Aug-13 17:12:37

Ds is certainly getting anxious about A2 results on 15th.

Keep calm and carry on everyone, what's done is done, and all those other cliches!

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