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Unashamedly boasty GCSE thread

(41 Posts)
NoHaudinMaWheest Fri 23-Aug-13 12:16:14

My ds got his GCSE results yesterday.

A bit of context first. He has AS, severe OCD, dyslexia, some hypermobility which makes writing difficult and, I suspect, a degree of dyscalculia affecting basic arithmetic though he is good at maths concepts.

YrR to yr3. He was always very amivalent at school and struggled with writing and reading. (no diagnoses at all.)

Yr4 OCD started school (well HT mainly) very unsympathetic.
Yr5 OCD much worse pushed out of school by HT within a few weeks of starting. Home ed by me until Christmas then LA home tutors 5 hrs a week for the rest of the year. AS diagnosed
Yr6 In a small class for children with medical issues at PRU, 12 &1/2 hrs a week. Managed to build up to 1& 1/2 afternoons a week at a different primary by the end of year.

Yr7 We managed to find a very supportive ms secondary. A good year school wise.
Yr8 OCD gets much worse. Rituals and anxieties meant school attendance became erratic and at beginning of December he stopped going altogether. He continued to get worse and wasn't even able to access the on-line work the school set. In June he was admitted to a young people's psychiatric unit. He was too ill even to go to the hospital school much.
Yr 9 He was still in hospital but better and able to attend hospital school though that wasn't full-time. From January he had 1 day a week at his own school while on home visits. By Feb half term he was home and back in school full-time. The rest of that year went well. Diagnosed with hypermobility at the end of that year.
Yr 10-11 His OCD fluctuated and although he was doing quite well he still missed 1-2 days every 1-2 weeks due to his rituals. Dyslexia diagnosed at the end of yr 10.

His school has been very supportive throughout and some teachers in particular have invested a lot of time in him.

So his results:
Physics and Chemistry A*
Maths, Statistics and Biology A
Geography, Product Design, Drama and English Language B
English Literature and RE C

Sorry about the long post I just had to get the whole story down somewhere.

Any other boasts please share!

Cailinrua Sat 24-Aug-13 21:00:08

Wow! Amazing results. Always lovely to hear nice news. I think as parents of children with sen, we often experience so many difficulties and face sad news along the way with our children that it makes any good news even more wonderful and even more worthy of celebration! Hope you are still celebrating...and any other parents whose children have done well.

I'd never have dared hope for this when he was first been Statemented and diagnosed.
Every child is an individual not a diagnosis.
Here's to everyone's achievements, academic or otherwise. grin

SallyBear Sat 24-Aug-13 15:35:51

Truly tremendous achievements. Gives me so much hope that when my twins sit theirs in the next two - three years that they will do as well as your kids!

southmummy2011 Sat 24-Aug-13 12:01:27

Oh my goodness that's amazing - congrats all round!!!! smile

Flappingandflying Sat 24-Aug-13 08:05:28

Brilliant all round!

zumbaleena Sat 24-Aug-13 06:59:39

Yippity yippity yap yap yap

NoHaudin, that's amazing. So pleased, you all deserve a big celebration. Stick this one up SS's arse!

Sauvignon, wow, A's in RS and History? No stereotyping your DS!

Sazale, brilliant, let's hope it's the start of better things to come.

sazale Sat 24-Aug-13 00:36:18

Thanks everyone. Unfortunately we are heading to tribunal but are happy to home ed until she's feeling better and we get the right placement.

coff33pot Sat 24-Aug-13 00:00:57

terrific thread well done all of your DCs fantastic outcomes smile

NoHaudinMaWheest Fri 23-Aug-13 23:51:28

sazale well done to your dd. Hope you have found somewhere better for her.

WetAugust Fri 23-Aug-13 23:42:41

and congratulation to Sazale's DD too. Those are hefty difficulties to overcome. Well done her.

WetAugust Fri 23-Aug-13 23:41:23

Excellent to mini-Sauve too.

Bright lot our Aspies grin

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sazale Fri 23-Aug-13 22:48:53

Wow! Absolutely fantastic.

Can I share with a boast too lol.

Dd age 14 (ASD, demand avoidance, SPD, APD, dyspraxia, adhd, dyslexia, hypermobility) passed her level 1 functional maths despite having made no progress in over a year and being in a special school that has completely ignored her statement and pushed to the verge of a breakdown to the point she won't be going back.

I'm so proud of her and am eager to see what will happen when she feels safe and supported.

NoHaudinMaWheest Fri 23-Aug-13 22:47:53

sauvignon that's great congratulations to your Ds. And good luck with 6th form.

frizzcat Fri 23-Aug-13 22:29:31

Sauvignon fantastic! Well done to you both, I'm sure worked hard too
Loud speaker on its way grin

zumbaleena Fri 23-Aug-13 22:08:23

This is really really good stuff....I m so so glad I read this....I found an answer to one of my own problems in your post

That's fantastic! grin

DS who has a statement of SEN, AS and grip problems got:
A in History and RS
C in English (Lit&Lang), Geography and Biology
He got into 6th form to do A levels and re-take his Maths.

I'm so pleased, relieved and proud! grin

NoHaudinMaWheest Fri 23-Aug-13 21:59:56

Thank you all so much. Life is so much better when I have understanding people like you lot to share it with.

zzzzz Fri 23-Aug-13 21:17:23

Oh how wonderful. What a clever brave boy, just like his Mum.

I feel a bit tearful, but in a good way.

Fantastic!!! He must take full credit of course, but so too can you be utterly proud of yourself as well as of him!!!

grin

WetAugust Fri 23-Aug-13 20:39:49

Brilliant results. Dinnae haud yer wheest wi that lot!

marchduck Fri 23-Aug-13 20:36:46

He's a star, well done smile

signandsmile Fri 23-Aug-13 19:01:11

Fantastic! and as others have said, a testament to your support, love wisdom and sheer blood sweat and tears... and a big fat rasberry to all the doubters, nay sayers and useless social care bods...(they know who they are) grin

HisMum4now Fri 23-Aug-13 17:38:40

Congratulations to you both ! Your DS obviousely worked very hard, but we all know how hard you had to battle behind the scene. It was so worth it flowers

jiggles001 Fri 23-Aug-13 16:22:11

Fantastic !!!!! Boast away .....
You must feel so very proud!

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