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Groovee Thu 12-Jan-17 22:32:45

And Dd is bloody ill again!!! She was ill in last year's 😢

prettybird Thu 12-Jan-17 23:16:30

Poor girl sad. Is she badly ill? What's wrong and do you think she'll be ill for all of them?

Ds' prelims were before Christmas. He wasn't feeling 100% for one of them (Physics? Maths?) but was ok about that because he's confident enough about his ability and revision for the actual Higher.

He got an A for his Physics (despite losing about 20% on one question shock) but is still waiting on his Maths result (was supposed to get it today but his teacher hasn't been able to get it cross-marked as they are a teacher down).

weasleybreeder Fri 13-Jan-17 06:51:50

Last year when my DS was sitting his higher prelims he was ill for one of them. I phoned the school first thing and told them, they dealt with it and he was able to sit it a couple of days later when he had recovered.

Groovee Fri 13-Jan-17 07:19:11

She's got a really painful throat and has lost her voice. She's not going out and sleeping all the time. She has still got part of her dance exam to do.

Written ones are next week. But last year she went in for the exams and sat them getting sent home right after. That was like a virus!

WankersHacksandThieves Fri 13-Jan-17 11:29:50

Oh that's a shame sad I've been ill and I've been trying to avoid passing it on. We are one week (and 5 exams) down and one week (and 7 exams) still to go.

Hopefully she manages to rest and get rid of it over the weekend. Is the dance bit a practical exam?

Groovee Fri 13-Jan-17 12:02:37

It is a practical exam for dance wankers. Last year she was ill and did pretty poorly for her. Even the teacher noticed. 😢 she's been asleep all morning x

WankersHacksandThieves Fri 13-Jan-17 12:08:27

Oh no! Since it is still a prelim is there any flexibility on when she does it? How many days does she have to get better?

Groovee Fri 13-Jan-17 12:53:36

Not quite sure what happens. This week was the practicals and next week the written ones start. Main aim is to let her rest. She can't get out of bed for her lunch. Proves me keeping her off was the right thing. She wanted to go to school and argued!

WankersHacksandThieves Fri 13-Jan-17 13:45:18

Mine are on two weeks leave. No exams today so we've bribed DS1 to help DS2 with his maths today in preparation for his nat 5 prelim on Monday. The higher prelim is on Monday too but DS1 is not feeling the need for study for himself.
Your DD sounds like she has a real dose. Wrapped up in bed sounds the best plan.

Groovee Fri 13-Jan-17 13:55:28

We don't get leave at all. Her friends at the other school get the day before off.

WankersHacksandThieves Fri 13-Jan-17 14:01:50

Ds1 has only had one exam this week. Ds2 has had one every day except today. He has 1 per day Monday to Wednesday next week then has the last 2 days off. Ds1 has 4 exams over 3 days next week, Monday, Tuesday and Friday. For all the studying that's been done they could have been in school.

Today has been useful though I think as ds1 is helping ds2 in an area in which he excellent and ds2 struggles.

Lidlfix Fri 13-Jan-17 17:44:53

I'd push to delay on grounds of ill health. If it's a practical exam it's not like the integrity of the paper has been compromised by others being able to tell her the content.

With the removal of appeals the role of Prelims now is to prepare pupils for the real deal and to obtain evidence for use in exceptional circa (like ill health). So rather counter productive to sit an exam when I'll if you need the result from it in the event of being ill.

If that makes sense - I've been marking Prelims most of today and have lost the power of cohesive thought blush

hidingwithwine Sun 15-Jan-17 18:12:40

Hope your DD is feeling better Groovee. DD had her S4 prelims in December and had all her results before Christmas. DS1 is now S6 🙈and has his prelims starting on 30th January. He gets study leave that week and two days of the following week. I've just stuck their N5/higher Adv exams on the calendar and it looks like a pretty stressful few weeks in May stockpiling wine already

Groovee Sun 15-Jan-17 18:32:50

She's much better thanks. Plenty vitamin C and fluid and rest seems to have helped. Letting her rest but she did go and do revision with a group of friends last night.

Groovee Fri 10-Feb-17 12:46:25

Finally Dd has her marks back. The Nat5 maths got an A.

English, modern studies and dance got A's and Biology was a C.

prettybird Fri 10-Feb-17 13:24:29

That's good great news smile. Is she ok about the Biology result?

Groovee Fri 10-Feb-17 13:33:41

Yeah she's fine. She's lucky to be in a higher class of just 3 and her teacher has been giving them individual help and support where she felt they fell down on the exam. To go up to a B would make her year in the final exam x

prettybird Fri 10-Feb-17 13:58:47

I've learnt just to say to ds, "Are you happy that you know where you went wrong and how to sort it?"

So far, the answer has been, "Yes" smile

WankersHacksandThieves Fri 10-Feb-17 18:51:54

Fab news Groovee smile

DS1 did no study at all, got an A and 4 B's in his Higher prelims, though a couple of them were just shy of an A. DS2 didn't fare so well. One A, 1 B, 1 C, 2 Ds and 2 Fails in his Nat5s sad

Teachers say that both the B and C can easily be turned into As, the 2 Ds were so close to passes and one teacher thinks he can turn the D to an A, he just misunderstood what he was meant to do. The other reckons he can scrape a pass with a small amount of work but is capable of better.

Interestingly one of the fails is similar in that he got no marks at all for one paper and it's a remembering exercise so could be on course to pass that with a little work/technique. the other is Maths which he struggles with but teacher reckons he should be aiming at at least a C with a possible B on the cards if he is willing to work. He doesn't want to repeat Maths so hoping it's motivation.

Groovee Fri 10-Feb-17 19:10:42

Maths was dd's issue last year. New teacher seems to really be working wonders.

Ds already has his Nat4 in maths. He's been getting 100%. He's learned not to tell Dd.

WankersHacksandThieves Fri 10-Feb-17 19:12:00

DS1 is helping DS2, he is on a bonus of between £30 and £50 if he gets him a pass (depends on grade how much).

WankersHacksandThieves Fri 10-Feb-17 19:15:30

I'm not that impressed with the Maths teacher he has to be honest but I don't think his issues necessarily lie at her door as he had issues before. The previous teacher and the one he was allocated to this year before I complained, however seems to have really confused him. It may be coincidence, but he was doing okay before him. I'm not the only one to complain...and I couldn't really ask for him to be moved again when he said that this teacher is better but not great.

IHaveBrilloHair Fri 10-Feb-17 19:19:01

Dd did her Nat5 prelims, the results are in.
A, B, C, D and two fails.
Eek, but we have it under control.

WankersHacksandThieves Fri 10-Feb-17 19:58:43

Almost snap Brillo! I sometimes think it's under control and then we all have moments of panic.

Groovee Fri 10-Feb-17 20:11:52

Last year's teacher was the only class to do badly. All the others had mostly A or B passes! But he retired so no come back. Dd says everything has been explained much better and they are much further on.

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