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prompted by another thread... who got £xxx for A level results?

(54 Posts)
naswm Tue 08-Jul-08 21:18:55

I remember being so upset when my 'father' told me he had given his daughter £100 for each A level result she got.

Was this the norm? It would have been about 18/20 years ago

Seeing another thread about kids getting rewards for good reports brought this all back to me

Needless to say my 'father' has never given me a penny, for A levels, or for anything else for that matter - but that isnt the point of this thread!

Alambil Tue 08-Jul-08 21:21:02

I got a white gold and sapphire ring for my GCSEs - the family had been through hell and back and it was a "we're so proud of you doing so well during all that" - my sister got the same 2 yrs later

unknownrebelbang Tue 08-Jul-08 21:22:27

I didn't do A levels.

But I did get a Kool and the Gang LP for passing my O levels.

I was thrilled, too!

AlistairSim Tue 08-Jul-08 21:22:47

I didn't get anything for GCSE's, A-Level's, Degree, Post-Grad stuff. Why would I?

I did them for me, not for my parent's.

PestoMonster Tue 08-Jul-08 21:23:22

I didn't get anything for any exam results, but then again I wouldn't have expected anything. I was just expected to do well, for myself.

naswm Tue 08-Jul-08 21:23:56

ring sounds great, as does Kool and Gang LP

well done AS for doing it all for yourself!

cornsilk Tue 08-Jul-08 21:24:02

I got a box of black magic for passing my 11 plus! (from my sister)

naswm Tue 08-Jul-08 21:25:01

grin cornsilk

well done pesto

Gobbledigook Tue 08-Jul-08 21:25:20

I know people did but I never did and I think that's right - monetary rewarding is odd imo.

I know one mum at school who has told her ds he will get an X-Box if he does well in his SATS (this is a 7 yr old) sad

SoupKitchen Tue 08-Jul-08 21:25:47

Was told I would get a monetry reward for A levels.
Had a shit year Mum died just before mocks - Failed miserably.
I got nothing , My step brother who had nothing to contend with got £500.

I think the plan was a crap idea and academic achievement should not be rewarded, it is the effort put in not the grades that matter.

Not that i am bittergrin

janeite Tue 08-Jul-08 21:25:54

Lol at Kool And The Gang!

I got a new watch - this was the eighties so it was one of those with the sun and moon on!

VanillaPumpkin Tue 08-Jul-08 21:26:13

£20 for each A at GCSE and £10 for a B, from my Dad. 16 years ago.
I did well and the rates crashed to £10 and £5 hmm.
Can't remember for A-levels.

naswm Tue 08-Jul-08 21:26:15

maybe the question of the thread should be then, why did he chose to tell me that?

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Tue 08-Jul-08 21:28:54

I got £20 for an A and £10 for a B. Actually that sounds a bit generous - it was probably more like £10 and £5. I got a piece of jewellery for my degree.

naswm Tue 08-Jul-08 21:29:41

RhinestoneCowgirl Tue 08-Jul-08 21:30:43

I had friends at school whose parents promised them sliding scales of payment for GCSE/A-level.

My parents didn't and at the time I thought they were being incredibly mean...

Of course now I would do exactly the same thing!

naswm Tue 08-Jul-08 21:32:54

how much woudl £100 20 years ago be worth nowayds?

StarlightMcKenzie Tue 08-Jul-08 21:37:54

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naswm Tue 08-Jul-08 21:41:04


confusedmamma Tue 08-Jul-08 21:44:48

I got a Gary Glitter TAPE for passing my 11 plus. If only we knew then what we know now...... Nothing after that.
I think the fact that I was allowed to eat polos during the exam ultimately led to to an addiction to confectionary during times of stress which has led to my huge weight problem in my forties !!!!!

naswm Tue 08-Jul-08 21:46:14

pmsl I remember eating polos too!!!!

janeite Tue 08-Jul-08 21:46:28

Polos helped me through my O levels but I was a militant veggie by the time of my A levels and couldn't eat them - I'm sure my grades suffered!

Creole Tue 08-Jul-08 21:58:02

ermmmm, we use to get an ice cream for a good result at high school smile, but them again this was in a different country.

whatdayisit Tue 08-Jul-08 22:02:59

My Dad offered me £10 for each A at A-level and nothing for anything less(20 years ago) I knew I wasn't going to get A's, tried to negotiate something for C's, but he didn't budge, so I decided it wasn't worth the effort and got E's blush

MsHighwater Tue 08-Jul-08 22:05:53

No inducements offered for exam results ever. I was given some money after I graduated from college but was not told about it beforehand so that it was "Well done", not "Do well".

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