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GCSE Support Thread 2013

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wolvesarerunning Thu 18-Apr-13 16:33:19

I've been waiting for someone to start this (was on the 2012 thread last year and am unlucky enough to have dc 18 months apart in consecutive school years!) Please join me to support and share the angst with only four weeks to go now to the first written exam.

UneBelleCerise Mon 24-Jun-13 18:14:06

DD is finally finished! grin We're having a meal out at Pizza Express tonight and then a catch up with the tennis on telly.

I expect tomorrow shall be a long lie-in and then the rest of the day wondering what to do with this mysterious thing called free time!

webwiz Mon 24-Jun-13 18:04:05

DS has finally finished today and is now looking completely exhausted. He has grand plans for the summer but relaxing and catching up on sleep is the first priority.

cory Mon 24-Jun-13 15:46:39

Oh bless her, she's been so brave throughout, Russians! flowers

RussiansOnTheSpree Mon 24-Jun-13 11:01:07

DD1 is at a music thing today and tomorrow (I hope she's ok. I'm sitting across the road in a cafe. she looked very small and young going off, even though she is bigger than me!). She's in a show at the weekend - she's Audrey 2! then she has 6th form induction week, another music thing, a couple of weeks with nothing scheduled except some shows/concerts she is either in or we are going to, then potentially another muic thing (but I'm not sure, the logistics are proving almost impossible). But to be honest, she really needs a break. Her fingers are finally unstrapped, and they seem ok but she is still a bit wary of using her hand normally. The brusing has finally faded completely from her face and she has had all her hair cut off because she doesn't need it as camoflage any more! Which is good.

cory Mon 24-Jun-13 09:54:27

Dd has a theatre project from mid-August, but not quite sure how she is going to fill her time until then: she has tried the voluntary services coordinators but they never got back to her.

Because she is prone to anxiety and depression I don't particularly want her mooching around the house for 7 weeks. But difficult to push and nag: CAHMS keep telling me I have to back off and let her take responsibility. So I shall sit on my hands.

I have told her if she is not working she will have to help with cooking, as I am having medical problems and still at work.

She is in a couple of plays as well, so at least she is doing something.

prettydaisies Sun 23-Jun-13 21:06:40

I think DS said he wasn't going to be here for results day - he's going to the Leeds festival. Oh well, I hope he remembers to let us know what he gets. School will email them if he asks.
However he is back to school tomorrow for some intensive maths sessions and cricket all day Weds and Fri.
What's everyone elses' DCs up to?

mumslife Sat 22-Jun-13 21:39:36

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whoosh Sat 22-Jun-13 07:26:04

Celebrating here too that they are all over for my DD. Poor thing, though we've all been suffering from the fall-out of the anxiety around it all. I'm not thinking about next summer when I'll have one on AS level and one on GCSEs!

RussiansOnTheSpree Fri 21-Jun-13 18:04:23

DD1 has been really quite grumpy today. Like your DS, Big , I think she's a but at a loss as to what to do with herself. But she cheered up in time for her singing lesson.

webwiz Fri 21-Jun-13 15:56:38

envy bigbluebus - DS has gone into school as they were going to do Physics revision all day and then he wouldn't have to do any over the weekend.

bigbluebus Fri 21-Jun-13 15:15:50

Hooray. DS has finally finished GCSE's with Further Maths Paper 2 today. It's been a long drag this week as most of his friends finished days ago, whilst he's had 3 exams this week.

Fully expected him to walk straight in and switch the computer on and start playing Minecraft at lunchtime, but he came and sat on the sofa in the living room with me, which is unusual. It was almost as if he didn't really know what to do with himself now that its all over and I will no longer be nagging him about revision, at least until school restarts.

webwiz Thu 20-Jun-13 20:24:59

DS said Chemistry was "tedious but hard" I'm not sure what that meanshmm.

Just one final one left now. Its a pity its monday not tomorrow but its nearly all over with now.

SteamingNit DS is at the opposite end of the cooking scale - he thinks he's Jamie Oliver. It would be fab if he didn't leave the kitchen looking like a bombsite.

Horsemad Thu 20-Jun-13 18:29:38

My DS has a weeks' induction for 6th form next week then is off until Sept!

prettydaisies Thu 20-Jun-13 17:57:15

All done and dusted here.
DS has to go back to school on Monday for the rest of term (he's not happy - it's the first time they've done this), so is making the most of tomorrow!

Horsemad Thu 20-Jun-13 15:50:42

ALL DONE!!! grin

Thank God. I've got 2yrs 'til DS2 does them - then DS1 will be doing A levels. Think I'll check out for the summer that year!!! Dreading it already.

TheOriginalSteamingNit Thu 20-Jun-13 08:46:53

Two left.... and then I think dd needs some domestic science lessons, because after I left her yesterday to sort her own lunch, I found the iPad by the oven, open at a tab 'how do I know if bacon is cooked?'. grin

RussiansOnTheSpree Wed 19-Jun-13 22:33:29

DD1 did 8 hours solid revision today. Spent the evening watching Star Trek and the apprentice. She earned it. Looking forward to the rest of her life after tomorrow morning.

JWIM Wed 19-Jun-13 22:24:33

One last evening of Maths revision (past papers), slightly ratty DD - possibly a bit anxious and a bit resigned about tomorrow's exam. After a long slog I would say it hasn't been as angst ridden as I had anticipated but I get the feeling that, having finally reached the last exam, it is a bit of an anti-climax.

Good luck to all still at the exam coalface. I'm sure DD will give it her best tomorrow am and then it's signing off with staff and off to congregate with friends in town - weather permitting!

MrsBartlet Wed 19-Jun-13 21:40:37

All done here, too. Hope everyone's dc have a great summer - they deserve it!

basildonbond Wed 19-Jun-13 16:20:45

Hallelujah!!! last one done ....

ds1 has been Mr Grumpy from Grumpsville the last couple of days so I'm hoping he starts cheering up now ...

Going to celebrate by getting him a new phone (has been phoneless since conveniently getting his old one nicked just before the exams started), book return day on Friday then a week of freedom before work experience - good thing he's only got one more day of uniform to go ... his school trousers are being held together by sheer willpower wink I refused to get any more for this term and we've been doing running repairs with officially sanctioned lowriding as they're too short (well, what does he expect if he suddenly decides to go and grow 3 inches in the summer term ....)

TheOriginalSteamingNit Wed 19-Jun-13 16:18:35

no-calculator Maths today - was 'alright'. Maths again on Friday - to be honest I can't see her doing huge amounts of revision for it, and neither will I force her. This has been dragging on for so long!

Wish they went back to school after - although it'll be nice having her around, it'll drive dd2 up the wall, and really there's not much point, is there, when they could be getting on with some other stuff. Obviously not everyone's staying there for sixth form I suppose.... but a whole extra month off does seem a bit of a waste of time.

cory Wed 19-Jun-13 13:56:09

Bunches of flowers for everybody whose dc are still slogging through the mire. Not long to go now!

circular Tue 18-Jun-13 18:22:47

All over for DD today with Physics this morning.
Said it was the worst of the lot, shame as one of her best subjects and she's down for A level.
Only needs to return to school for instrument lesson and performance rehearsals now.

Good luck to all those DC with exams still to go, not long now.

webwiz Tue 18-Jun-13 17:23:31

3 left now so can see the end.

DS had biology this morning and then as they have no study leave hmm they had an afternoon of history revision for tomorrows surgery paper.

sisterhood Mon 17-Jun-13 15:29:54

whoohoo mumslife....congrats! We had maths (methods 1) and geography today....still have history weds and Maths methods 2 on Thursday then thats it! Hnag in there everyone.....nearly there! wine

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