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BWatchWatcher Sat 28-Oct-17 10:02:19

Anyone's child doing the AQE?
My eldest is writing it this year. Agh agh

BelfastLocalEditor Sun 29-Oct-17 09:08:24

My DD opted out last year (long story) but I know from her reports that the kids who were doing it (and my chatting to other parents) that it quite stressful and there's an awful lot of work to do.
My cousins DD had to get extra tuition to pass.
I don't like the ethos of the whole thing but it's the system we have here so just have to go with it.

Wishing you luck !!

DioneTheDiabolist Sun 29-Oct-17 11:05:26

Not AQE, but DS is sitting the GL. He was going to be doing both but I'm due a baby next week and needed to simplify all our lives. I just keep telling him that in 3 weeks it will all be over. When is the AQE?

implantsandaDyson Sun 29-Oct-17 23:40:48

No, not this year - we have a break smile My eldest did both the AQE and GL two years ago and the next one will do both next year. Am hoping they’ll be some kind of change/simplification by the time the youngest one is ready for it!
Dione best of luck with the baby

treaclesoda Fri 10-Nov-17 19:40:42

Good luck to anyone sitting the exam tomorrow.

BWatchWatcher Sat 11-Nov-17 18:15:08

It wasn't too bad this time.

treaclesoda Sat 11-Nov-17 18:23:13

My daughter said the same, she came out feeling quite happy that it was ok. smile

BWatchWatcher Sat 11-Nov-17 21:25:29

Hopefully the next 2 won't be too bad.

DioneTheDiabolist Sat 11-Nov-17 22:35:18

Glad it went well BWatch.thanks

BWatchWatcher Sun 12-Nov-17 14:11:40

Thanks Dianne, good luck this coming Saturday!

DioneTheDiabolist Sat 27-Jan-18 09:56:16

Results day. DS is so excited!

MadeinBelfast Sat 27-Jan-18 19:04:26

Hope he got the results he needed. Mine are too young but I know a few children who got results today. Now the long wait until May to see what schools they get!

treaclesoda Sun 28-Jan-18 19:25:57

Hope everyone got the news they wanted.

My daughter nearly took the postman's hand off, she was standing inside the front door grabbing the post from him!

DioneTheDiabolist Mon 29-Jan-18 20:08:41

How did she do Treacle?

treaclesoda Mon 29-Jan-18 23:00:34

She did well thanks, well enough to almost certainly get into her first choice school.

What about your son? Was it good news?

DioneTheDiabolist Tue 30-Jan-18 03:02:54

He's got the result is think he needed to get into his first choice school.*

*Based on the fact there are no girls there.hmm
**And the Home Ec offerings on open night.blush

DioneTheDiabolist Tue 30-Jan-18 03:04:26

Congratulations to your DD. thanks

And thank fuck it's all over. grin

treaclesoda Tue 30-Jan-18 03:59:29

Based on the fact there are no girls there

grin I think if my DD had the option to go to a single sex school she would absolutely jump at it too!

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