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My y4 ds has been awarded a first from Oxford - is this good?

(125 Posts)
PollyParanoia Tue 12-Jul-11 19:02:19

My ds's teacher says his end of term homework is probably doctoral thesis level and that we should possibly be thinking about submitting for the Nobel prize. Does anyone know if this is unusual? Is he doing well? He seems a bright little thing, but I'm not sure what these levels know.

PollyParanoia Tue 12-Jul-11 19:02:50

What these levels mean, that should read...

TheOriginalFAB Tue 12-Jul-11 19:03:03

Not funny.

chibi Tue 12-Jul-11 19:03:41

quite funny

thisisyesterday Tue 12-Jul-11 19:03:53

no, really most children are at that level or above tbh in year 4.

my daughter is only 5 months old and she has already for a place at Cambridge, but y'know she just LOVES learning and we just do what she wants

stop trying to find out what it means and let him take it at his own pace. you sound very pushy

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 12-Jul-11 19:05:20

You poor thing, can't believe it took him until Y4. You must be gutted.

Theyremybiscuits Tue 12-Jul-11 19:09:40

Polly grin

Feenie Tue 12-Jul-11 19:15:18

68% of our Y4s achieved this last year.


GrimmaTheNome Tue 12-Jul-11 19:19:08

Don't tell me, he's come up with a novel material using sellotape and a nice soft pencil? [yawn]

forehead Tue 12-Jul-11 19:24:01

Very funny.

yellowkiwi Tue 12-Jul-11 19:25:31

I hope you are going to complain about the teacher about his amazing progress - I bet he wasn't even in the gifted and talented booster group.

yellowkiwi Tue 12-Jul-11 19:26:22

to the teacher I mean

aliceliddell Tue 12-Jul-11 19:28:25

Dd was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard as a 17 week foetus. The pregnancy test didn't say 'positive', it said PHD.

Knackeredmother Tue 12-Jul-11 19:28:58

That's made me chuckle!

pithtaker Tue 12-Jul-11 19:30:34

Oxford? God you must be gutted. Really feel for you hon.x

PonceyMcPonce Tue 12-Jul-11 19:31:05

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crazynanna Tue 12-Jul-11 19:32:50

My grandson has amazed the science world by discovering 'The Missing Link'.
....A lad in year 3 grin

TheProvincialLady Tue 12-Jul-11 19:35:47

Well it just goes to show that they all get there in the end.

Goblinchild Tue 12-Jul-11 19:37:35

I think it's funny, and a nice dash of lemon over all the recent disingenuous posts about levels that keep cropping up.
Thank you OP.

LaurieFairyCake Tue 12-Jul-11 19:37:49

My dd managed to tidy her room without bitching.

That's proper amazing that is.

PeterSpanswick Tue 12-Jul-11 19:39:04

Love this! grin

purepurple Tue 12-Jul-11 19:39:20

It's not that unusual amongst my DC's friends. It's about average.

Pagwatch Tue 12-Jul-11 19:43:11

Ds got his 1st in year 5 but I recoil from the whole hot housing thing so let him get there in his own time.

People often tell me I am pretty amazing but I try to keep my feet on the ground and just let the real reward be my amazing children who may well be the only real hope for the future of the planet

freerangeeggs Tue 12-Jul-11 19:43:45

My niece is still only at undergraduate level but as far as I can see it's the teaching that's at fault

piprabbit Tue 12-Jul-11 19:45:39

Why are you interested? So long as he is happy, you don't need to worry about levels.

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