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You know you have a year 11 in the house when .......

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Talkinpeace Sat 09-Nov-13 17:46:49

there are Maths revision sheets stuck to the wall in the downstairs toilet!

NorthernLurker Sat 09-Nov-13 17:55:56

I feel your pain. Mine has them stuck to the wall by her bed so not too bad but last month was hell - she was supposed to be doing maths and english next week I think but then due to Gove's buggering about with everything the school reluctantly decided it was too high risk for students to do it then (they suspected giggery pokery with the grade boundaries). Dd was very upset. (Massive understatement)

Hassled Sat 09-Nov-13 17:56:46

I bloody wish. There are no revision sheets stuck anywhere in this house. Revision is apparently for the weak hmm.

Heymacarena Sat 09-Nov-13 17:58:53

Agree with hassles

DS thinks he will sail through.

Hope he does or else he will be nose deep in text books from now until May.

Talkinpeace Sat 09-Nov-13 17:59:25

boy or girl?
just that I suspect I'll need a cattle prod when DS is in year 11

LaurieFairyCake Sat 09-Nov-13 18:00:25

Everything is such a massive drama. hmm

The milk was off last week (obviously there was another in the bloody fridge ) but apparently "she was going to feel sick ALL the way through her German controlled assessment and no one should expect her to do well NOW"

My suggestion of having a yoghurt to take the taste away was accompanied by much eye rolling and flouncing

Hassled Sat 09-Nov-13 18:03:19

A boy. A very bright, arrogant, over-confident boy.

Heymacarena Sat 09-Nov-13 18:13:16

hassled do we share a son???

Hassled Sat 09-Nov-13 18:28:16


This one's older brother was the same - but then you could do retakes until the cows came home. I sort of hope he does badly in the mocks - I think he needs a bit of a scare.

Talkinpeace Sat 09-Nov-13 18:38:09

DD is very driven.
She's certainly driving me ......

BestIsWest Sat 09-Nov-13 18:48:52

When you are surrounded by maths revision guides and know the BBC Bitesize Maths pages off by heart and could probably pass the bloody thing yourself and your DS is bowling with his mates/in his room playing his guitar/watching the rugby/doing anything but revisibg.

mineofuselessinformation Sat 09-Nov-13 18:50:19

Hassled - you took the words right out of my mouth!

secretscwirrels Sat 09-Nov-13 18:51:04

It's sheets of history strewn all over the house here.

octopusinastringbag Sat 09-Nov-13 18:52:46

....the Xmas list is for a vice, some files and goggles - yep, gcse applied engineering here.

BackforGood Sun 10-Nov-13 22:43:13

I'm with Hassled ds has made it to Yr13 without a post it in sight, in his room, let alone anywhere else.

I definitely think there's a boy/girl divide in this though wink

Solo Sun 10-Nov-13 22:48:48

Hassled and Hey I think we have triplets!!!

Talkinpeace Sun 10-Nov-13 22:48:57

sheets up in all three bathrooms now - even the one that only the men in the house use

bruffin Sun 10-Nov-13 23:01:14

I started a similar thread earlier year Talkinpeace. We had maths formula in the fridge shock when DS was revising for his AS's

Although my current year 11 has only got mocks in December and no proper exams until June

secretscwirrels Mon 11-Nov-13 09:52:28

Talkinpeace my previous year 11 did the bathroom thing (I may have posted it on Bruffin's old thread grin)
The current year 11 had his mocks before half term, ridiculously early IMO. He has controlled assessments permanently on the go though. The history one seems to require him to write War and Peace.

lainiekazan Mon 11-Nov-13 10:12:03

Definite boy/girl divide.

My year 11 ds didn't do anything all weekend. It's "all in his head" apparently. hmm

ISingSoprano Mon 11-Nov-13 11:10:24

Mocks started today for my year11 dd. Methinks it is going to be a looooong two weeks. No maths revision posted around the house but lots of history!

AtiaoftheJulii Mon 11-Nov-13 11:12:57

We have sixth form college prospectuses everywhere and her own school sixth form open evening this week ...

Also gearing up for 2 French, 2 Spanish and 1 English CA this half term! History CA is done and dusted last half term, thank goodness, she's waiting anxiously to hear how it (roughly) went.

mummytime Mon 11-Nov-13 11:19:46

Oh I wish! DS did little/no revision, still got reasonable grades (a mixture of great ones and not good to be honest). I got exhausted by the stress.

DD is year 10 - has started revision cards already, and started the stress before her GCSE courses. Has already visited one college for the next stage, is interested in visiting more.

Unexpected Mon 11-Nov-13 12:02:41

Revision sheets???? What are they???? I have a clone of Hassled's confident, bright boy but Parents Evening on Wed may be a revelation - and monitoring is due before then. In fact, I'm off to check the website now. I shall report back on whether I need to find the source of these revision sheets or whether we will be continuing to do no visible work whatsoever!

Talkinpeace Mon 11-Nov-13 12:09:32

DD makes her own : mind map thingies
DS grunts and goes back to Minecraft!

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