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Goose and Carrot - 4th October

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Bluebirdonmyshoulder Fri 04-Oct-13 15:44:57

Afternoon all, bluechick is having a nap so I thought I'd open up and enjoy a swift half!

The fire is lit, the jukebox is on, the sofa is plumped, help yourselves to crisps and peanuts and pork scratchings.

Here's to another week survived, anyone got any nice plans for the weekend?

wine Cheers

SummerRain Netherlands Fri 11-Oct-13 14:12:17

Moose, hope you got some rest at least while the kids were gone. brew

capticorn1 Fri 11-Oct-13 17:13:51

I hope all your exams went well and you get the results you want.

Had to laugh at the Tempe Brennan thing. DD applied for the AS level criminology course at college but they have cancelled the course because she was the only one to apply for it.

DD has struggled at college for 2 yrs and and is retaking 2 of her courses, she has just been assessed re extra time for her exams, turns out she has scored low (30%) in information processing and has been awarded 25% extra time for exams, the rest of the assessments she scored between 50% and 95%.

I now feel vindicated.

DS is well and truly on the mend (earache clearing up on it's own) but refusing to go swimming tonight.

BTW, thanks for the links to the other threads.

PolterGoose Argentina Fri 11-Oct-13 17:19:51

Thanks cap flowers that's good that dd will get extra time, shame about the criminology AS level, but she can aalwasys pursue it at degree level if she wants to, it is fascinating, glad ds is getting better smile

moosemama Fri 11-Oct-13 17:35:50

I did criminology as a sub-sid when I was at college. It was fascinating. My best friend and I tried to do it again the following term, but the great big meanies caught us and made us pick a sport instead. hmm grin

Capticorn, it's good that dd will be allocated extra time. My ds also has slow processing and had extra time allocated for his ks2 sats. Unfortunately he's a stickler for 'rules' and refused to use it. If he did manage to finish before his time was up, he just sat there until the time was up, when he could have checked his work. He said it didn't feel right to get extra time. <<sigh>>

Galena Fri 11-Oct-13 17:44:37

Criminology sounds fascinating and I'd love to do it! Can't afford it at the moment though sad

New thread is here

youarewinning Fri 11-Oct-13 18:42:39

My AS level was psychology grin the only A I've ever got!

Criminology sounds fascinating.

I started my OU degree in psychology but that and dyslexia did not agree and spent most of my time trying to figure out what the definitions of words meant grin

I'm doing a B(Sc) open degree in maths and education. Current module is equality, inclusion and participation. Felt it important and very close to my heart too which is motivating! says she who's only read the introduction so far!

capticorn1 Fri 11-Oct-13 18:53:17

DD has completed A2 ancient history and is currently re sitting English Lit and Psychology and instead of the Criminology she is doing ancient civilisation.

She actually wants to be a primary school teacher, partly because of or own bad experience with the state education system, but mostly because she has wanted to be a teacher since she was 8.

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