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Deregistering tomorrow & feeling relieved!

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Snowfire Sun 02-Nov-14 08:10:08

After much deliberation, I have decided to deregister DD(13) from school!! She suffers with anxiety and has been finding it difficult dealing with the increasing pressure being put on her by school (being told they expect her to get 8 A/A* at GCSE hmm ).
So yesterday we decided she isn't going back and I have had the best nights sleep in weeks! We don't have a set plan of what to do academically at the moment but yesterday we baked cookies and practiced skimming stones in the sea smile

maggi Sun 02-Nov-14 10:59:49

It will take a long time to chill out from school life. Most courses ask for just 5 gcse passes, so you can aim for that target and not worry about league tables being met. C grade is good enough: C counts as a pass and then she'll have a wide choice of what to do next but without a school wanting to look good.
Or she can do as many more gcses as she wants. There are some very specialist subjects available too.
But most of her time could be spent pursuing her hobbies and interests. It tends to be these which will dictate which career path she will head down.

Enjoy the next few months. You will suddenly find a very close relationship will develop and a relaxed child will emerge.

Angelface5 Sun 02-Nov-14 22:25:54

Good luck with your plans with your dd.
is she looking forward to being at home? I start HE with my ds tomorrow he is only 7 and we are very excited.
Keep us posted as to how everything is going wink x

Saracen Sun 02-Nov-14 23:47:35

Congratulations to both of you, Snowfire and Angelface5! I hope you have many happy days followed by good nights' sleep!!

Snowfire Tue 04-Nov-14 08:44:01

I went in to school yesterday and gave in the letter. DDs year head called me at lunchtime to tell me how gutted he was she was leaving but that he understood why. He also said she is welcome back at any time so that was nice. I did feel quite emotional about actually doing it but no regrets! DD is absolutely over the moon smile

theposterformallyknownas Tue 04-Nov-14 15:58:25

Oh bless her.
There is lots of info out there when she is ready to choose GCSE's and as already stated she can do as many or as few as she likes.
The subjects will have no boundaries neither, none of this having to choose from columns or boxes to fit into a teachers timetable.
I was amazed when I looked at what subjects were available for GCSE it was about 200 I think.
I am so jealous now as it looks as if dd will go to secondary next year.

Snowfire Tue 04-Nov-14 20:30:42

I am quite excited about how much we can do now smile
we can go on holiday during the cheap season, have a cultural break in London (long way from here) when the museums aren't packed during school hols, and dd can get on with her graphic novel that's been on hold for ages!!
I want her to do maths and English GCSE but apart from that I don't know what we'll do. She certainly won't be doing 11 in one go, maybe a couple next year and four or five when she's yr 11.

Saracen Tue 04-Nov-14 21:11:52


Angelface5 Wed 05-Nov-14 15:53:38

So happy for you. Have fun. And no more stress worry or upset
A big fantastic from me. X

Hakluyt Wed 05-Nov-14 16:00:01

Absolutely great- but do be a bit careful about the "she only needs 5 GCSEs" thing. There are lots and lots of courses she will need more for. Don't take your eye off this ball- but she is only 13- there's still plenty of time.

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